Keeping Children and Young People Safe


Released 05/02/2019

The ACT Government is delivering more resources to educate the Canberra community on child protection services and the role we all play in keeping our children and young people safe.

In late 2017, Child and Youth Protection Services launched the ‘Keeping Children and Young People Safe’ guide. Following a recommendation from the Glanfield Review, the guide was designed to inform the community about the steps involved in reporting child abuse and neglect.

An e-learning course has now been developed to support this guide, providing a practical and interactive learning experience for members of the community who would like to learn more about child protection services and appropriate reporting for child abuse and neglect.

Health and medical professionals, teachers and early childhood educators will benefit from the course. Other organisations are also encouraged to undertake the course as part of their staff training and induction requirements.

“The e-learning course will benefit not only professionals who work with children, but members of the public as well,” Minister for Children, Youth and Families Rachel Stephen-Smith said.

“We all have a responsibility for keeping children and young people safe. This course is a great way for people to learn more about what to do if they have a genuine concern about the safety and wellbeing of a child or young person in their community.”

To complete the e-learning course visit: www.communityservices.act.gov.au/ocyfs/keeping-children-and-young-people-safe

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