Safeguarding children

The WWC Check is only one strategy to keep children safe. There are many things employers and organisations that work with children can do to make sure their organisations are child-safe and child-friendly.

Safeguarding strategies include:

  • commitment to protecting children,
  • child protection policies and procedures,
  • screening and reference checking,
  • orientation and ongoing supervision and training,
  • good communication with parents, and
  • empowering children to know their rights and who they can talk to if they have concerns.

For more information about safeguarding children please see our Safer Organisations Safer Children booklet.

More information can also be found in the National Framework and Guidelines for creating safe environments for children:

National Framework Schedule: An Evidence-based Guide for Risk Assessment and Decision-making when Undertaking Background Checking

National Framework Schedule: Guidelines for Building the Capacity of Child-Safe Organisations

National Framework Schedule: Guidelines for Information Sharing Across Jurisdictions

National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009 - 2020

You may also find the following websites useful:

Australian Childhood Foundation

Child Wise

Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia

Protective Behaviours WA


Safe Clubs 4 Kids

Page last updated23 June 2017