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Child safe environments

Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times, including when accessing services in the community.

Child protection legislation in South Australia requires certain organisations to provide a child safe environment. All state authorities and persons or bodies who provide a service or undertake an activity that constitutes child-related work under the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 must meet these obligations. 

To meet the obligations under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016, organisations must have a child safe environments policy in place, meet working with children check obligations and lodge a child safe environments compliance statement.

For more information on child safe environments visit the Department of Human Services website.