Child Protection for Local Government – Australia

Product Description

An overview of child protection laws in Australia as they apply in the Local Government context, with practical tips for compliance and effective child protection

Every child must be respected, cared for and kept safe at all times. While there are broad underlying principles for child protection, they are enforced by a range of different state, federal and international laws.

This child protectionfor Local Government training course provides an overview of current child protection regulations in Australia. It explains who is responsible for child protection, who regulates it and what legal obligations are currently in place.

While all Australian states and territories have enacted mandatory reporting laws, the laws are not the same throughout Australia. Those who are obliged to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect may range depending on the state or territory.

This course covers the process of mandatory reporting across all states and territories.

This child protection for Local Government training course also explains employment screening, including what legal duties are owed by both employers and employees who may come in contact with children as part of their day-to-day work.

Who should do this training?

This child protection for Local Government training course is recommended for staff and volunteers who may be in contact with children as part of their day-to-day work, such as libary and child care centre staff, customer-facing staff, security guards, and council staff that work outdoors. It is also applicable for those involved with children as part of their business.

How often should you do child protection training course?

Child protection training course should be completed annually by all people dealing with children.

Our Salt® Adaptive feature makes refresher training simple and pleasurable – learners can be empowered to demonstrate proficiency in advance of sitting the training, and then be required only to undertake retraining in areas where they have not been able to demonstrate mastery. This not only makes training enjoyable and better-focused, with consequent improvement in staff engagement, it also has the potential to save your business many thousands of dollars in staff time each year.

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Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to child protection
  • Module 2: Identifying child abuse
  • Module 3: Mandatory reporting
  • Module 4: Child protection in leadership (managers and general staff)

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