Safe Environments Training

Through Their Eyes



Safe environments for children and young people ‘through their eyes’ training

Tuesday 1st December 2020

This training has been developed by the Department for Human Services to assist organisations providing services to children and young people to support their staff and volunteers to recognise, report and respond to children or young people who may be at risk of harm and build their capacity to provide safe environments within the organisation. Organisations should consider requiring their staff and volunteers that work with children and young people attend a safe environments training course.

Safe Environments through their eyes is a full day course which enables managers and staff to understand their obligations under the Children’s Protection Act to provide child safe environments within their role or organisation.

If you have any questions, contact our team here.

Safe Environments Training Details

Course type: face-to-face
Length: 7 hours
Cost: $94.50
Venue: Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh
Suitable for:
See below

Who needs to do this training?

If you or your organisation interact or provide an environment that children access, then you should do this training. The Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 requires certain organisations to provide a child safe environment.
You must provide child safe environments if you are a state authority or if your organisation provides services wholly or partly for children (under 18 years old) in one or more of these categories:

  • health
  • welfare
  • education
  • disability
  • sporting or recreational
  • religious or spiritual
  • childcare or residential
  • cultural
  • entertainment or parties

To provide this environment, your managers and your staff will benefit from doing this course!

What is it about?

A child safe environment is a safe and friendly setting where children feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times, including when accessing services in the community. Organisations providing child safe environments:

  • take a preventative, proactive and participatory stance on child protection issues
  • value and embrace the opinions and views of children and young people
  • assist children and young people to build skills that will assist them to participate in society
  • are focused on the protection of children and young people and take action to protect them from harm
  • provide parents, guardians or carers with evidence of their child safe environments policies and procedures when requested.

What’s in the Course?

Course Outline

  • Child protection in context
  • Through their eyes: values and attitudes
  • Risk and harm: South Australian legislation
  • Risk and harm: abuse related trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Through their eyes: disclosure
  • Child safe environments in organisations
  • Reporting suspicion of risk and harm

Please note: This is not the same course as the Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training which is essential for all teachers and staff working with children and young people on the Department for Education sites.

Further Information

For further information about child safe environments and obligations, please visit the Department of Human Services website. Alternatively, you can contact the Department of Human Services Child Safe Environments team by phoning (08) 8463 6468 or emailing

Any questions? Please contact Educators SA by emailing

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