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Managing Child Wellbeing Concerns and Providing a Safe Environment - KU Staff Only

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Managing Child Wellbeing Concerns and Providing a Child Safe Environment 

The training covers how KU educators respond to child protection concerns, support vulnerable families provide a child safe enviromnent:

  • Current trends in child protection policy and practice (i.e. mandatory reporting requirements, identifying and responding to abuse and neglect concerns).
  • The role of educators in engaging and supporting vulnerable children and their families who may be at risk of harm.
  • elements of a 'child-safe' organisation - the 10 National Child Safe Principles / duty of care / professional practice / interactions with children / professional boundaries / safeguards for educators.
  • KU's process for reporting complaints and concerns - types of complaints / who to notify / procedural fairness / notification obligations etc.

It is a regulatory requirement for all staff in services who have contact with children, to be aware of current child protection laws and obligations. To ensure this requirement is met it is a KU expectation that all staff in services attend this training every two to three years.

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