Safe Environments Training

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About Safe Environments Training

Under child protection laws in South Australia, certain organisations have an obligation to provide a child safe environment. By definition, a child safe environment is a safe and friendly setting in which children feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.

The Safe Environments Training has been developed to assist organisations, including the individuals and volunteers working in them, to understand and meet their child safety obligations. This includes being able to recognise, report and respond to children and young people who may be at risk of harm.

Educators SA is an approved provider of Safe Environments Training. We currently have no training sessions scheduled, however, we welcome all enquiries from businesses, community organisations and individuals. Contact our team here.

Safe Environments Training Details

Course type: face-to-face
Length: 7 hours
Cost: TBA
Suitable for: See below

Organisations Required to Provide Child Safe Environments

Child safe environments must be provided by organisations that provide 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

The term ‘organisations’ in this context includes a wide range of bodies who work with children and young people, such as businesses, service providers, sole traders as well as people working in partnerships and incorporated and unincorporated groups.

If you work or volunteer in an organisation alongside children and are unsure whether you need to complete the training, speak with your manager.

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 DHS.childsafe@sa.gov.au.

For training bookings, please contact Educators SA by emailing admin@edsa.sa.edu.au.

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