lodge a child safe environments compliance statement with the Department of Human Services and lodge a new statement each time policy(ies) are reviewed and updated.
Lodging a compliance statement is free
After registering on the child safe environments compliance system, you will be required to answer a range of questions about your child safe policies and to upload your policies for assessment.
These answers and documents become evidence for your compliance statement. We will review your policies and procedures to ensure they capture Sa legislative requirements and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
You have six months to complete your child safe environments compliance statement from after we begin the review of our policies and procedures.
A penalty of up to $10,000 may apply if your organisation does not lodge a compliance statement.
Who must lodge a compliance statement
All organisations providing services to children and young people must lodge a compliance statement. This includes (but is not limited to):
allied health practitioners
accommodation or residential services for children (including school camp providers)
services provided by religious organisations
childcare or child-minding services
coaching or tuition services
disability services for children
commercial services provided directly to children (including face painters, photographers)