Being aware of what needs to be done in organisations to keep kids safe and reduce the risk of abuse does not have to be hard or complicated.
Most often, all that’s needed is to carry out a simple plan of action that targets specific areas and functions of a service.
A lot of organisations already have strategies in place that help to identify, assess and minimise risks to children and young people as part of their working activities. Risk management strategies can be applied to the risk of child abuse.
It is important that you and others in your organisation have a basic understanding of child abuse is so that you can take positive steps to keep kids safe.
Follow the link below to download the Finding Your Risks resource to help you assess the level of risk in your program activities and for ideas on how to reduce risk.