Child protection and safety
REPORTING/ NOTIFYING THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES
This is not limited to Scouting related activities. All suspicions, concerns or allegations about criminal matters or child protection matters should also be reported using the F8 form directly to the Chief Commissioner’s Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 520 Toowong QLD 4066.
The Association will then make direct contact with the relevant authority about the matter.
- Queensland Police Service: The Queensland Police Service has a number of dedicated Child Protection and Investigation Units across the state to investigate criminal matters relating to child abuse. If you have concerns about criminal behaviour, contact your local police station.
- In an emergency, call 000.
- Additionally, children and young people themselves should be encouraged to report any abuse or suspected abuse.
Notification procedures to Scouts Queensland
Responding to grief and trauma
Message from Scouts QLD – National Redress Scheme
Please find a letter from Scouts Queensland relating to the National Redress Scheme for your attention.
10 Principals of Child Safety
The nationally endorsed Principals of Child Safety are as follows:
· Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
· Children and young people are informed about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
· Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
· Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
· People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
· Processes to respond to complaints and concerns are child focused.
· Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
· Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
· Implementation of the national child safe principles is regularly reviewed and improved.
· Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.
To find out more visit https://childsafe.humanrights.gov.au/