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Policies in practice: Establishing a protective environment


This document outlines: rationale and policy considerations for children’s safety and protection; the NQF; the policy statement; strategies for implementation including venue security, recruitment, supervision of children, supervision and training of educators/staff, keeping families informed and reporting concerns; sample procedures; links to other policies; and further sources.

The resource also contains a ‘how to’ document that outlines what is included in each sample policy and explains the colour-coding used in the documents.


duty of care, HR, legislation, policy, protection, recruitment, safety, supervision

Associated material

Related Resources
PSC Alliance
National Quality Standard
Quality Area 2
Quality Area 4
Quality Area 7

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© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia,unless otherwise indicated