Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

March 5, 2018

Changes to Child Safe Legislation in Victoria

Amendments to the Child Well-being and Safety Act came into effect on the 27th February 2018, and are designed to clarify the operation of the Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards.

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September 26, 2017

Western Australia’s- 9 Child Safe Domains

A discussion of the nine domains, the WA Commissioner for Children and Young People thought pertinent to guide organisations in moving towards creating and sustaining a safe space for children and young people.

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September 21, 2016

Important information before Parliament now – Child Safe Standards and your organisation

The Victorian State Government has recently introduced into the Parliament The Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Oversight and Enforcement of Child Safe Standards) Bill 2016.  What do you need to know?

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April 27, 2016

Child Safe Standards – Victoria

The Victorian Government is introducing compulsory child safe Standards for organisations that work with children. The Standards will support organisations to protect children from abuse and exploitation by their staff and volunteers.

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June 22, 2015

Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 3

In part 3 of our series looking at lessons from the Royal Commission thus far, we outline some of the important insights in relation to child safe recruitment, monitoring and screening processes. This post shares practical examples of the kinds of questions to ask in the recruitment process.

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March 23, 2015

Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 2

In part 2 of our series looking at lessons from the Royal Commission thus far, we outline some of the important insights in relation to the nature and prevalence of child sexual abuse; perpetrators and organisational awareness of abuse.

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January 29, 2015

Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 1 – Child Safe Organisations

A series of blog entries highlighting some of the findings the Royal Commission.

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