Department of Human Services

Obligations for organisations crossing borders

South Australian organisations may undertake work in other states, and organisations based in other states may conduct business in South Australia.

There may be factors for these organisations to consider to provide child safe environments.

Interstate organisations

The child safe environments provisions of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 may apply to interstate organisations providing a service to children in South Australia.

The child safe environments page explains which organisations must establish a child safe environment and develop child safe environment policies and procedures.

The requirements include:

National organisations

National organisations hosting events in South Australia should check with their South Australian branches to find out what the state branch’s child safe environments policies are.

In many cases, the national organisation may agree to apply the policies of the South Australian branch to meet their obligations.

South Australian organisations

When providing a service for children interstate, South Australian organisations must be aware of the requirements of the relevant state or territory:

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Page last updated : 21 Feb 2020

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