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Safeguarding Children & Young People

Tasmania’s Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework (the Framework) is a law to keep children safe in organisations. The Framework is established under the Child and Youth Safe Organisations Act 2023.  The Framework includes the Child and Youth Safe Standards, the Reportable Conduct Scheme, information sharing provisions and the Independent Regulator.

Brighton Council Child Safe Statement of Commitment

  • We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people while enabling their participation as valued members of our community.
  • We have zero tolerance to child abuse and harm. Our people are obligated to prioritise the safety of the children they interact with in the performance of their role and to report conduct of concern.
  • We recognise the importance of child safety in the provision of quality community services. All children who attend services, programs, events, and community spaces (including online environments) that are delivered, owned, contracted, or managed by Council, have the right to feel safe, be safe, and be heard.
  • We recognise our legal and moral responsibilities in keeping children and young people safe and have robust policies and procedures in place to meet this commitment that are aligned with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
  • We want children to thrive, be safe, happy, and empowered, and are dedicated to ensuring their views are listened to and respected, and they are given opportunities to contribute to how we plan and deliver our services that affect them.
  • We are committed to being a Child Safe Organisation

Council’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy defines Council’s commitment to this and outlines our position and responsibilities toward the safeguarding of children and young people in our physical and online environments.  The Child and Youth Safe Standards are the 10 principles that organisations must do to respect and uphold children and young people’s rights and also creates accountability in preventing harm to children and young people.


The Office of the Independent Regulator oversees Tasmanian organisations required to comply with the Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework.

Further information and resources for organisations, parents & carers and children and young people can be found at the Office of the Independent Regulator website