Child Safe Leaders
We work with organisations of all sizes to help them understand their child rights obligations and create the environment where children under their care are safe, happy and engaged. Utilising a positive, strength-based approach, we make it as easy as possible for staff to better understand the child protection system and learn how to comply with duty of care and reportable conduct requirements. We also review all existing programs and processes that relate to children and provide expert guidance on what needs to be done to embed a child safe culture at the heart of the organisation.
Safe Children, Safe Families
Safe Children, Safe Families (SCSF) is an innovative community education program for children aged 3-5 years old, their parents and childcare professionals. It provides children with the information and skills needed to reduce their vulnerability to abuse, and to enhance the protection and awareness capabilities of their caregivers.
In addition to the child education component, parents are provided with the information and skills they need to better protect the children in their care and build strong social support networks. SCSF also teaches staff about child safety strategies and how to apply risk-reducing practices at work. SCSF is the only program of its kind in Australia that specifically targets these three groups through its triadic approach.
The aim of Safe Arrival is to raise awareness of domestic and family violence and provide important harm prevention skills for refugee and migrant women in local communities. Through a supported playgroup setting, participants learn about the escalating nature of abuse and how to safely access the variety of services available to them.
Delivered by CAPS at early learning centres, the Supported Playgroups program has been designed to build children’s social, emotional, and communication skills through educational play activities including singing, storytelling, and art and craft.
The specialist team at CAPS create and co-design programs, workshops and support for a wide range of stakeholders (eg. faith based organisations, corporate clients and NGOs whose core work is not child protection but who need to understand particular child safe related issues and legal obligations, such as NDIS providers). The range of customised work we produce includes programs to work directly with children, leadership teams, train the trainer scenarios or whole of organisation workshops that may include content about legislative obligations such as reportable conduct and Royal Commission information.