Voice Over: Standard 10 – Regular reviews and improvement.
Displayed on screen: (Standard 10 - Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.)
Jacinda de Witts, Deputy Secretary, Regulation, Risk, Integrity and Legal Division speaking to camera: A culture of continuous improvement offers opportunities for child safe organisations to learn from their experiences and stay up to date with organisational policies and practices to keep children safe. It is not a one-off, tick-box exercise, rather it requires an ongoing commitment and effort to being open, transparent and learning from mistakes.
Voice Over (and displayed on screen): To comply with Standard 10 your organisation must meet the following three minimum requirements:
- The organisation regularly reviews, evaluates, and improves child safe practices.
- Complaints, concerns, and safety incidents are analysed to identify causes and systemic failures to inform continuous improvement.
- The organisation reports on the findings of relevant reviews to staff and volunteers, community and families, and children.
Jacinda de Witts, Deputy Secretary, Regulation, Risk, Integrity and Legal Division speaking to camera: To know if your organisation is meeting Standard 10, ask yourself these questions:
- How do you stay up to date with current child safe practices and requirements?
- How do you update policies and procedures to reflect changes to child safe practices?
- Do you regularly review your child safe policies and procedures following an incident or complaint?
- And how would you communicate outcomes of child safety and wellbeing concerns and incidents to staff, children, families and community?
Voice Over (and displayed on screen): For more information on Child Safe Standards visit the departments website.
Reviewed 23 August 2023