Sample Safe Children Conference attendees who represent the education sector

  • school teacher

  • school guidance counsellor

  • school psychologist

  • school social worker

  • School Nurse

  • school administrator

  • or other school personnel required to hold a teaching or administrative license or certificate

Safe Children Conference 2019 | Summary Program

Safe Children Conference 2019 | the ultimate obligation is to the children

The education sector has a key role to play in child abuse protection and prevention. Child protection procedures for schools is paramount and failure to adhere to these is serious. In particular teachers are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse, which means they have a legal obligation to report any suspicion of maltreatment. Reporting child abuse can be daunting for teachers, there are many reasons for teachers to be hesitant - perhaps they are worried about causing them more trouble. Maybe they are hesitant to incriminate parents or disturb a cohesive family arrangement. However, your ultimate obligation as a teacher is to the children in your care.

The Safe Children Conference is run by CAPS (Child Abuse Protection Service) a non-religious, non-political, non-government benevolent organisation. It arms delegates with tools to create a safe child environment as well as Government updates and the latest information from The Children’s Guardian, The National Office for Child Safety and Child Wise.

  • If you are participating in continuing education, the Safe Children Conference supports this by awarding delegates with six live contact hours.

  • Get a clear understanding of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and how to implement them effectively

  • The aim of the Safe Children Conference’s prevention and treatment breakout sessions is to help delegates create an environment that promotes the empowerment of children.

  • The breakout sessions will also make a difference to help delegates identify and report abuse cases more readily.

  • Keep up to date with frameworks and strategies identified in Royal Commission Report

    o   Reviewing of the National Office for Child Safety

    o   Redress Scheme updates

    o   NSW State Government responses

    o   The Children's Guardian, NSW Children’s Guardian Ms Janet Schorer will present in the morning of the conference.

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