Safeguarding Children Accreditation Program

Our unique accreditation program

Nationally relevant, Safeguarding Children accreditation clearly communicates to children, young people and their families that the organisation values the safety of children and young people.

Accreditation demonstrates to governments, funding bodies and other stakeholders an ongoing organisational commitment to best practice and quality improvement in relation to the protection of children and young people.

We also offer a Certification program which, unlike accreditation, does not include a face to face audit, assessment by an independent panel of experts or an ongoing annual review process. There is more information in the table below and via the link.

Find out more about Certification

What does undertaking this accreditation program mean for organisations?

See what some of our Safeguarding organisations have to say about the importance of the program and why they are working to ensure the safety of the children in their care.

Integrated Management System

Organisations who are undergoing or have achieved accreditation are also able to access our Integrated Management System offering support with policy development and much more. An incredible resource for organisations looking to prioritise the safeguarding of children using their services.

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Interested in learning more?

The Accreditation Program is a unique voluntary organisational development accreditation scheme for organisations. Over five phases, it offers independent validation of internal systems for protecting children and young people.

We can audit your organisation against relevant child-safe standards and accredit your organisation so that it can communicate its own best practice credentials.

This scheme is endorsed via the ACCC.


Contact us if you’d like to discuss accreditation for your organisation.

We congratulate the organisations on their ongoing commitment to safeguarding children

A complete list of currently accredited organisations

Anglicare Tasmania

Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC)

Camp Quality

Catholic Care NT

CatholicCare Tasmania

Chabad Glen Eira

Chabad Malvern

Chabad Youth

Jewish Care Vic

Jewish Labour Bund

MercyCare (Phase 1)

Parkerville Children & Youth Care Inc

Oak Possability

Relationships Australia NT

Scotch College

Somerville Community Services Inc.

The Humour Foundation (Clown Doctors)

Yeshivah Beth


YMCA Auckland

YMCA Australia

YMCA Ballarat

YMCA Bendigo

YMCA Brisbane

YMCA Bundaberg

YMCA Canberra

YMCA Geelong

YMCA Grampians

YMCA Hobart

YMCA Inner North East Adelaide

YMCA Launceston

YMCA Manningham

YMCA Northern Territory


YMCA Queanbeyan

YMCA South Australia

YMCA Victoria


YMCA Whittlesea

We congratulate the organisations on their ongoing commitment to safeguarding children

Organisations currently undertaking accreditation

De La Salle College

Kennerley Children’s Homes


MercyCare (Phase 2)


Relationships Australia Tasmania

The Rockhampton Grammar School

Shine for Kids

St Michael’s Collegiate

Starlight Children’s Foundation

The Hutchins School

Warrambui Retreat & Conference Centre

Australian Province of the Society of Jesus

Sentir (VIC)

St Ignatius’ College (NSW)

St Ignatius’ College (SA)

St Aloysius’ College (NSW)

Xavier College (VIC)

Redfern Jarjum College (NSW)

Newman College (VIC)

Xavier House (ACT)

Campion House (VIC)

Arrupe House (NSW)

Loyola Centre of Ignatian Spirituality (SA)

Sevenhill Centre of Ignatian Spirituality (SA)

Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality (VIC)

Canisius Centre of Ignatian Spirituality (NSW)

Ministry of First Spiritual Ex (NSW)

St Andrew Centre

Jesuit Communications

Jesuit Social Services (VIC & NSW)

Jesuit Refugee Service (NSW)

Jesuit Mission (NSW)

Faber House (VIC)

Peter Canisius House (NSW)

Loyola Novitiate (NSW)

Cardoner Project (NSW)

Sevenhills Wines (SA)