The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations reflect ten child safe standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, with a broader scope that goes beyond sexual abuse to cover all forms of child abuse, neglect and harm.
While the National Principles aren't currently mandatory in every state and territory, Goodstart is committed to implementing the National Principles in every centre.
Being a child safe organisation means doing more than the minimum regulatory requirements. At Goodstart, children, families and communities can feel confident that we provide safe environments where children’s rights, needs and interests are met.
The National Principles and the Guide for Parents and Carers are available in 11 languages. Click here to visit the Government's National Office for Child Safety website and download the resources in different languages (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
While the National Principles are a nation-wide set of standards, the implementation of them is the responsibility of each state and territory, and each takes a slightly different approach. Click here to discover the current requirements in your state.