Child and Youth Safety Standards and Reporting Framework

The Tasmanian Government is implementing a new legally mandated framework that aims to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in institutional settings.

This framework is called the Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework (and an overview of this can be found HERE).



PCSC is proud to acknowledge and respect this framework and provides assurance to our members that the framework and principles are adhered to

We further commit to the Australian Sailing  Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, which can be found HERE








The Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework will:

  •   be a legally mandated framework based on the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
  •   require organisations that work with children and young people to take specific steps to keep them safe and respond effectively where incidents 
      of harm do take place
  •   be made up of two parts; being  the Child and Youth Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme
  •   this framework will be monitored and enforced by an independent body

  The Child and Youth Safety Standards comprise 10 elements with an overarching principle of embedding Aboriginal Cultural Safety.

The Reportable Conduct Scheme will:

  • apply to organisations the Royal Commission identified as having a high degree of responsibility for children or engaging with children and young people in ways that place them at higher risk of harm
  • require leaders of those organisations to report concerns about conduct related to child abuse involving an employee or volunteer of their organisation to an independent body.
  • are all equally important, and interrelated.
  • are designed to be principle-based and flexible, with a view to changing institutional culture.
  • also allow for anyone within the organisation to report such concerns to the independent regulator, who will have oversight of how these concerns are investigated and handled.
  • follow a broad, yet detailed, definition of what is 'reportable conduct'.

An introduction to the framework can also be found HERE, or there are more resources at the OIR Site HERE

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