Free Online Training For Child Safety

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a series of free online training courses to help groups understand the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

They were developed by the Commission and other entities and are aimed at people working or volunteering in all organisations of various sizes that engage with children and young people, the Commission said.

The modules support the training required to implement the ten National Child Safe Principles endorsed by COAG in February 2019, which are based on the child safe standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

“The principles, which were developed by the Commission in partnership with the Australian Government, go beyond sexual abuse to cover all forms of potential harms to children and apply to all organisations working for and with children across Australia,” National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell said.

There are 11 e-learning modules, and each is designed to be used on a desktop computer, laptop or tablet. Each module takes around 20 minutes to complete.

They include an introductory module that gives an overview of the development and content of the National Principles, and separate modules on each of the ten National Principles.