An important element of child safe organisations is the need to create organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing.
TasCOSS welcomes any measures that will improve the safety and wellbeing of Tasmanian children. We believe, however, that the Bill is inadequate in establishing a framework for child safe organisations. In particular, we believe the Tasmanian Government should amend the Bill so that is provides for:
- An independent oversight body that is properly resourced,
- A reportable conduct scheme; and
- Capacity building to support organisations to comply with the child safe principles and standards.