Everybody has a role in promoting health, safety and wellbeing for children and young people, including individuals, families, service providers, communities and organisations.
This level 1 foundation course is designed to support all health workers to recognise and respond to child safety issues through the development of baseline skills and knowledge. Clinical staff may follow up with the level 2 courses shown.
This is the first course in the series of four Child Safe courses.
Level 1 Foundation course, for all health staff
Level 2 courses, for clinical staff and their managers
By the end of the course you will be able to:
The course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.
This course adheres to South Australian (SA Health) guidelines and Australian National Standards.
The principles described in the course can however be applied to any health care setting.
If you practice outside South Australia it is your responsibility to refer to the specific requirements of your local health authority.
This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standards 1, 2, 5 and 6.
Dealing with child safety and wellbeing can, at times, be quite challenging and confronting. If you find this is the case, do what you need to do to take care of yourself so that you can continue with your learning. This might involve taking a break, taking time to think about what is causing the discomfort or talking to someone else about your thoughts or feelings.
If you require any support contact your organisation’s Assistance Program (EAP).
Crisis support in Australia:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
Kids Helpline (for young people aged 5 to 25 years): 1800 55 1800
NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect)
NAPCAN’s strategy is to support and encourage changes in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts.
The Child and Family Welfare Association of South Australia (CAFWA-SA)
CAFWA-SA is an influential peak body for the not-for-profit organisations providing family support and child protection services for children, young people and families in South Australia – early intervention, family support, family preservation and various out of home care services (foster care and residential care).
AIHW 2014. A new approach to national child protection data: implementation of the Child Protection National Minimum Data Set. Child welfare series no. 59. Cat. no. CWS 50. Canberra: AIHW.
Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business
National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020.
Links to a number of resources for implementing ISG in the workplace.
Early intervention by sharing information – 10 top practice tips