National child harm prevention charity ChildSafe is coming to the Barossa Valley.
Their aim will be to empower local organisations, businesses, charities, and churches to improve their current child safety systems in light of the recent Royal Commission’s recommendations.
On May 19 the team will facilitate a low-cost public information session at St Petrie Hall in Nuriootpa.
The Nuriootpa event will include a presentation from the ChildSafe team, as well as information from leading law firm, Lewis Holdway Lawyers, and Insurance firm, EA Insurance Services, to assist organisations with a holistic approach to child safety.
There will also be an open Q&A session with the panel taking questions from the floor to ensure as many questions as possible are answered.
Nuriootpa is one of 30 other locations throughout the country where ChildSafe will hold these information sessions.
The sessions in each location are intended for local organisations to learn about the Royal Commission’s 10 “Child Safe Standards”, how these can be practically implemented, and to bring their questions about what they can do to improve safeguards against harm to children.
ChildSafe Spokesperson and Business Development Leader, Neil Milton is one of the driving forces behind this national tour and is excited to see what impact this year will have for organisations looking to put the appropriate systems in place to protect children from harm.
“Aussie children are this nation’s future, and we will be travelling around the country to spread the message that more needs to be done to protect Australian children,” Mr Milton said.
“The recently issued recommendations from the Royal Commission have highlighted several key gaps in how we approach child safety, and every organisation needs to sit up and take notice to ensure we learn from mistakes of others.”
Sessions will also be held at Mawson Lakes and Goodwood.
The recommendations made by the ‘Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’ demonstrate the need for each and every organisation with exposure to young people to ensure they are taking an active response to reduce potential risks of harm to children.
For all local information sessions dates and ticket enquiries, visit childsafe.org.au/events.