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National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

The National Principles were developed under the guidance of Community Services Ministers across Commonwealth, state and territory governments under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. The Principles respond to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Click here to learn about the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations About | Child Safe Organisations (

There are also good resources for Organisations and Parents and Carers here.


Free Child Protection online training course


  • Child safe sporting organisations, with former NSW Children’s Guardian, Kerryn Boland.
  • Child Safe Standards and the work of the National Children's Commissioner, Megan Mitchell.

Related articles:

Keeping our most vulnerable children safe



Safe Clubs 4 Kids videos

Royal Commission Into Institutional Response To Child Sexual Abuse 2013-2017

Office of the eSafety Commissioner

Child Family Community Australia


**2021 UPDATE NOTICE** - please note that the information above was produced as guidance for sporting organisations a number of years ago and as such is currently under review to ensure it is up to date and reflects recent regulatory and legal changes to the community sport landscape. 

As soon as updated versions are available - they will be provided, together with links to up to date source material for your reference.  In the meantime however, please note that this information remains guidance only. You should check with the relevant State/Territory organisations local to you to ensure you are accessing up to date information. 

It remains the responsibility of each individual club/sporting organisation to ensure that their club policies and procedures are contemporary, up to date and meet your compliance and legal requirements.  PBTR takes no responsibility for any content that is out of date or inaccurate due to the passage of time.