2019 Safe Children Conference Program


08.00 - 08:45


08:45 – 09:00




Dr Kieran Le Plastrier


09:00 - 9:10



9:15 - 9:25


9.25 - 10.15



Welcome to Country

Dr Kieran Le Plastrier

Dr Le Plastrier will set the scene with reference to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse findings and recommendation, the Federal Governments response and overview of the conference.

 KEY NOTE SPEAKER - Kathryn Mandla - Head: National Office For Child Safety

Ms Mandla will present the progress of the development, consultation and progress of the National Office For Child Safety. The overarching principle and the direct impact on organisations, institutions, workers and the implications for keeping children safe will be explored, along with recommendations, insights and direction, with reference to the future safety of children within Australia,


10:15 - 10:30        Morning Tea


10:30 - 11:00


11.00 - 11.30

Federal Government

Government response to Royal Commission and Redress Scheme update and where we are at currently

Centre of Excellence - Survivors, treatment and the future..

Janet Schorer - NSW Children's Guardian

Quality Framework for Child Safe Organisations

Janet Schorer – NSW Children’s Guardian

Child Safe Organisations and Standards for child safe organisations.


11:30 - 12:00

Steve Kinmond, Community and Disability Services Commissioner & Deputy Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman

Reportable Conduct Scheme - national roll out.


12.15 - 1.15             lunch - Two Streams

A) Prevention

B) Survivors healing and Treatment



A) Prevention

1:20 - 2:05




2:10 - 2:55



B) Treatment

1.20 - 2.05




2.10 -2.55


3.00 -3.15                                                       




3.15 -4.30










Julie Inman-Grant

ESafety Commissioner for Children

The area of digital safety is a concern for all Parents, Schools and other organisations that work with children.  Julie will provide you with the latest trends in digital safety. 

 Dr Kieran Le Plastrier

Prevention Research and Trajectories of Recovery

Dr Kieran Le Plastrier – Prevention of Child Abuse and promotion of good mental health and safety for children


SaMSN - Craig Hughes-Cashmore

The SAMSN team will present treatment for survivors and the benefits and outcomes for survivors.

ARC Treatment program - Attachment Regulation and Competency


ARC, or Attachment, Regulation and Competency, is a framework for working with children and teens who have experienced trauma. Developed by Margaret Blaustein and Kristine Kinniburgh of the Justice Resource Institute, ARC builds on the resilience of children, teens and families.

ARC Reflections — an ARC-informed caregiver training curriculum for foster parents, kin and other caregivers — was written by Blaustein and Kinniburgh with support and consultation from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The model was piloted in six child welfare agencies in 2015 and evaluated by Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center with a focus on child welfare.

Afternoon Tea


Workshops for both Prevention and treatment



Dr Kieran Le Plastrier

Thanks & Close