The Child Safe Training Hub gives you the flexibility to access Child Safe Standards training for all levels of staff in your business.
Simple to use
- Online to allow easy access for all of your staff and volunteers
- Each user has their own dashboard access to complete the training
- Simple and automated reporting
- Automated to notify users of training assigned and due dates
- Assign training to individuals or as a group of users
- Complete anytime, anywhere, any device
- Cloud-based system – free updates.
The Manager platform allows you to set up admin users to:
- Set up staff with their own user dashboard access
- Assign training and resources
- Set due dates for training
- Run simple reporting to check status of staff training.
Staff have access to their own log in to:
- Access assigned training and resources
- Access new content via library
- Access webinars to watch back
- Update profile.
Common Questions Answered
What are the Child Safe Standards?
The Royal Commission inquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was undertaken from 2013 – 2017.One of the Royal Commission’s key recommendations was that all child-related organisations should implement the Child Safe Standards.
These standards are considered to be the 10 critical elements that are necessary to create a safer environment for children and young people. A Child Safe Organisation implements the 10 Child Safe Standards.
Swim Schools in Australia should now be implementing the Child Safe Standards to:
- ensure that they are complying with child protection legal reforms
- be well prepared for upcoming Government regulation.
Swim Schools internationally should refer to their local guidelines to ensure they are complying with regulations. Regardless all International Swim Schools should be working towards being a child safe organisation. This training will provide you the necessary resources to create policy, process and reporting processes to achieve this.
Tip #1 All Swim Schools around the world should ensure they create a safer environment for children
Why do swim schools need to comply with the child safe standards?
- To reduce the risks of harm to children and young people.
- To strengthen the capacity of Swim Schools to respond to child abuse incidents.
- To build trust and strengthen relationships within the community and with Swim School customers.
- To enhance the Swim School’s brand and reputation.
- To comply with impending Government regulation of the Child Safe Standards.
- Note Victorian swim schools are required to comply with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.
- To reduce potential future costs and liability associated with child abuse incidents.
Tip #2 Read more about Australian regulations here
Why swim teachers and other staff should complete this training?
- All Swim School staff have legal obligations and a duty of care towards children.
- Child Safety is a shared responsibility across the whole Swim School. All staff & volunteers should receive training so that they can contribute, create and maintaining a Child Safe environment.
- All staff & volunteers should complete this training so that they are aware of their responsibilities to keep children & young people safe in their swim school.
- All staff & volunteers should receive training to so that they are prepared and confident in recognising and responding appropriately to allegations, concerns and disclosures of child abuse.
Tip #3 All staff have legal obligations and a duty of care towards children
When should you complete the training – create your policies, induction, refresher (ongoing)
- Swim Schools already have legal obligations and a duty of care to protect children.
- The sooner Swim Schools complete the training, the sooner they will start to minimise risks.
- Swim schools should be starting to implement the 10 Child Safe Standards NOW.
- Swim Schools should complete the training as soon as possible as it provides comprehensive guidance for Swim Schools in how to make their environment child safe. It provides customised information, resources and tips on each Child Safe Standard, as well as how to draft key child safe policies and procedures (Code of Conduct and Child Safe Policy).
- All new staff should receive Child Safe training on induction which covers all areas of the Child Safe Policy as well as broader child protection issues.
- All existing staff should receive ongoing child safe refresher training (annual or bi-annual basis).
Tip #4 You should induction new staff then conduct re-fresher training (annual or bi-annual basis)