09 August 2019

Making organisations safer for children: Regulation of child safe standards in NSW: Consultation report

This report provides information about the feedback received by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) about their work in designing and implementing the responses to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. There were some key messages from the OCG's consultations which included overwhelming support for building organisational capability and providing support to be the foundation of the approach to regulating child safe standards. Education and training were the most commonly suggested measures to drive capability improvement, followed by adequate guidance through child safe resources. There was also strong support for the OCG to partner with other government agencies or regulators, non government organisations and sector peak bodies to support implementation of child safe standards; and to have a range of monitoring and enforcement powers to facilitate implementation of child safe standards in a responsive and collaborative way.