Child Safeguard Certification Process

Blue Shield Protected

Child Safeguard Certification is a tailored and comprehensive 10 step process. Organisations that implement the 10 Child Safe Standards are certified. It takes at least 6 months to obtain certification, and the certification period lasts for 3 years.

Certification Benefits

Once an organisation is certified, it will be able to advertise and promote itself to its clients and partners with Child Safeguard’s Certification Symbol on printed and electronic documentation.

Certification will enable an organisation to demonstrate that it has implemented Best Practice Child Safe measures to better protect children and young people in its care.

Certification Period

Following certification, organisations will be required to submit a certification compliance document on an annual basis in the first and second years, to be reviewed by Child Safeguard. Prior to the end of the third year, organisations will be required to submit a re-certification document.

Child Safeguard Certification Process

Step-by-Step Process

Step 1 – Initiate
Step 2  – Review of Policies and Procedures
Step 3 – Stakeholder Engagement
Step 4 – Site Visits
Step 5 – Audit Report
Step 6 – Training
Step 7 – Monitoring
Step 8 – Pre-Certification Report
Step 9 – Evaluation
Step 10 – Child Safe Certification

Child Safe Standards

Child Safeguard Certification demonstrates Best Practice and is underpinned by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the 10 Child Safe Standards released by the Royal Commission into Child Abuse. The Standards are outlined below:

10 Child Safe Standards

Our Clients

City Venue Management

Child Safeguard is excited to partner with City Venue Management and Rackley Swimming in the delivery of our Child Safe Certification process.

City Venue Management is committed to creating energised cities through managing swim schools, aquatic centres and health clubs. City Venue Management operates 23 venues across South East Queensland and the Sunshine Coast.

Rackley Swimming is City Venue Management’s longest running and most successful business. Rackley Swimming has provided City Venue Management with a solid foundation of growth, support and sustainability. There are currently 20 City Venue run swim schools in South East Queensland.

We are looking forward to working with the CVM team!

Lifeguarding Services Australia

Child Safeguard is excited to announce that we will be delivering Child Safe Certification to Scone Memorial Swimming Pool, Merriwa Pool and Lifeguarding Services Australia!

Lifeguarding Services Australia provides professional pool and ocean lifeguards.

We look forward to working with Stan Wall and the team at LSA to help keep children safer!

Shopfront Arts Co-Op

Child Safeguard is excited to partner with Shopfront Arts Co-Op in the delivery of our Child Safe Certification Package.

Shopfront is a youth-led arts co-operative that enables young people to gain skills in artistic leadership and community building. Shopfront also operates Playwave which is a membership platform for young people between the ages of 15 and 20 years old that aims to connect young people with the arts.

We look forward to continuing to work with Daniel Potter and the Shopfront team to help keep children and young people safe!

Eltham Swimming School

Child Safeguard is excited to be delivering our Child Safe Certification Package to Eltham Swimming School.

Eltham Swimming School operates an aquatic facility in Eltham, Victoria. Eltham Swimming School aims to provide children and young people with safe and high quality aquatic education.

 We look forward to working with the Eltham Swimming School team!