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Limestone Coast LGA - Child Safe Officer Course- Millicent

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Millicent Civic & Arts Centre - Supper Room

Ridge Terrace

Millicent, SA 5280

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The role of the Child Safe Officer (CSO) is to deliver advice and awareness within their organisation or club around developing a child safe environment.

The goal for this education course is to ensure the CSO:

  • understands the importance for organisations to adopt appropriate screening processes for members working with young children and young people and the requirement for criminal history assessments
  • understands how and why child protection needs to be included in an organisation’s /group’s Member Protection Policy (MPP), or for a separate Child Protection Policy to be implemented if they do not have a MPP
  • understands the definitions and indicators of child abuse and neglect
  • acquires knowledge and understanding of the requirement under the Children’s Protection Act 1993 of the legal responsibilities of staff and volunteers working with children.
  • has a broad knowledge of the Child Abuse Report Line processes and procedures.

What should recreation or sport organisations do to support a child safe environment?

Do you have a Member Protection Policy which includes Child Protection (or a separate child safe / child protection policy)?

Do you have recruitment practises that highlight the importance of child safety?

Will your organisation / club encourage and support the Child Safe Officer in his / her role?

Do you promote your commitment to providing Harassment Free Sport to all your members?

State recreation and sport associations, regional associations and clubs are invited to nominate persons from within their organisations or clubs who are considered suitable to engage the responsibilities of the role. A registration form must be completed.

All participants must complete online training in Child Protection and Harassment and Discrimination on www.playbytherules.net.au and print off and bring the certificate to the training course.

Endorsement by the President or another responsible officer is required to attend this event.


Register for the training course by completing the online registration.

All enquires to Limestone Coast Local Government Association 08 8723 7310.

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