Community Languages Australia

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc.


Since the introduction of the new Child Safe Standards, CLA Child Safe and Compliance Officer has been extremely busy reviewing and updating all relevant documents in accordance with the new legislation.

List of updated child safety documents:

● Child Safety Policy

● Code of Conduct

● Student Safety and Staff Welfare Manual

● Child Safe Officer Job Description

● Reference Check Form Sample

● Sample Incident Report

● Sample Interview Questions

CLA also commenced a series of online child safety training for community language schools on the new Child Safety standards.

Training focuses on Eleven Standards of Child Safety:

● Standard 1: Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued

● Standard 2: Child safety and well-being are embedded in organisational Leadership, Governance and culture

● Standard 3: Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously

● Standard 4: Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing

● Standard 5: Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice

● Standard 6: People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice

● Standard 7: Processes for complaints and concerns are child-focused

● Standard 8: Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training

● Standard 9: Physical and online environments promote safety and well-being while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed

● Standard 10: Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved

● Standard 11: Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people

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Community Languages Australia

Executive Officer: Fahry Abubaker

L2, 189 Faraday St,
Carlton Vic 3053

Phone: (03) 9349-2683
Fax: (03) 9349-26893