Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 2021
We must all protect and ensure the wellbeing of children and young people in our workplaces.
Our staff have routine or occasional contact with children at our national parks or airports. There are other areas where occasional contact occurs. This includes community outreach, vacation care, festivals and events and school visits.
We are committed to building a positive and proactive child safe culture. This supports child safety and wellbeing and meets child safety laws.
Commonwealth Child Safe Framework
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released their final report in December 2017. Following this, the Australian Government introduced the Commonwealth Child Safe Framework.
The framework sets the standard for creating and embedding a child safe culture and practice in our Australian Government entities. Under this framework, Australian Government departments must complete an annual risk assessment and publish an annual statement of compliance. This identifies agency responsibilities and management strategies when it comes to child safety.