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Former Office of the Child Safety Commissioner resources

OCSC publications for organisations

Kinship care and family contact research series

Kinship care and family contact research series

Reports and articles exploring the perspectives of children, young people, parents and carers about their experiences of kinship care.

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From Isolation to Connection - A guide to understanding and working with traumatised children and young people (405kb, pdf)

A booklet about the impact of trauma on children.

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Great expectations (3.38mb, pdf)

Supporting children and young people in out-of-home care to achieve at school.

Great expectations - training resource (346kb, Powerpoint)

Calmer classrooms - a guide to working with traumatised children

Calmer classrooms (247kb, pdf)

A guide to working with traumatised children.

Charter for children in out-of-home care

Charter for children in out-of-home care (102kb, pdf)

A double-sided A4 reference check list which describes the basic rights of children living in out-of-home care.

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Proper care when you're not there (281kb, pdf)

Things to think about when selecting a safe babysitter for your child.

A small booklet for those people who would like more information than the A4 tip sheet

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A guide for creating a child-safe organisation (3.4mb, pdf)

All children have the right to feel safe and to be safe all of the time. This guide builds on the national framework, Creating Safe Environments for Children.

National Framework

National Framework (671kb, pdf)

Creating safe environments for children - organisations, employees and volunteers - a framework

national framework Schedule One

National Framework - Schedule One (609kb, pdf)

Creating safe environments for children: Guidelines for building the capacity of child-safe organisations

National framework Schedule Two

National Framework - Schedule Two (3.55mb, pdf)

Creating safe environments for children: An evidence-based guide for risk assessment and decision-making when undertaking background checking
Schedule Three

National Framework - Schedule Three (122kb, pdf)

Creating safe environments for children: Guidelines for information sharing across jurisdictions

National Framework schedule 4

National Framework - Schedule Four (134kb, pdf)

Creating safe environments for children: Guidelines for Exclusion of Persons from Employment/Volunteering in Child Related Areas