Australia is currently undergoing a Child Protection revolution. Emerging risks are challenging child related organisations to maintain safe environments for children. We work with a broad range of clients and help them implement robust systems to protect children.
We partner with various organisations to promote better practices in Child Protection. Our Managing Director, Marco Blanco, regularly provides presentations on Child Protection.
Child Safeguard has partnered with the City of Sydney, the Australian Swim Schools Association, the Aquatics and Recreation Institute, Austswim and many more in the promotion of Child Protection.
City of Sydney
We partner with the City of Sydney in providing Child Safe workshops for community organisations, including CALD groups, LGBTI organisations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. We have proven experience working in a culturally competent manner with diverse communities.
Willoughby City Council
We carried out a Child Safe Audit review of Willoughby City Council’s child protection policies and procedures and delivered Child Safe Training for staff of Willoughby Leisure Centre.
Lifeguarding Services Australia
Lifeguarding Services Australia (LSA) manages and operates aquatic facilities across NSW. LSA is currently undergoing the Child Safe Certification process with Child Safeguard in relation to Upper Hunter Shire Council Pools, Merriwa Olympic Pool and Scone Memorial.
City Venue Management
We are currently delivering Child Safe Certification to City Venue Management (CVM) which is Queensland’s largest Aquatic Facility Manager. CVM manages over 10 Aquatic and Recreation facilities and 20 Swim Schools primarily in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. CVM partners with Brisbane City Council, City of Gold Coast Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council and Logan City Council.
Sport and Recreation
Austswim & Australian Swim Schools Association
Child Safeguard partners with Austswim in the delivery of Child Safe training. Marco Blanco delivered a keynote presentation on Child Protection Reforms in the Aquatic Sector at the Austswim World Conference in October 2019.
Child Safeguard is a preferred supplier of Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA). ASSA is a peak industry body for Australian swim schools and has over 1000 members.
Aquatic Recreation Victoria & Aquatic Recreation Institute – Peak Bodies
We partner with key peak bodies in the Aquatics sector and have delivered Child Safe presentations for the Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) NSW.
We work with clients in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels of education in the development of Child Safe organisations.
Accordingly, we have a proven track record working with clients that provide educational and training services.
We conducted a comprehensive Child Safe Audit for Macquarie University (Campus Life) into their Sport & Recreation department. Accordingly, we have sound knowledge of the key bodies and child safe policy frameworks in place within the Sport and Aquatic Industry, including Play by the Rules, Australian Sports Commission.
Shopfront Contemporary Art & Performance is currently undergoing the Child Safe Certification process with Child Safeguard. Shopfront receives funding from the City of Sydney regarding its Playwave program.
Working with Clients and Partners
4 October 2019
Marco Blanco delivered a presentation at the AUSTSWIM Soak It Up! World Conference on the Sunshine Coast on ‘Child Protection Reforms in Aquatics and the Regulation of the Child Safe Standards’.
A big thank you to everyone from AUSTSWIM for putting on a fantastic conference!
3 – 4 October 2019
Child Safeguard was part of the AUSTSWIM ‘Soak It Up!’ Conference Trade Expo on the Sunshine Coast.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us!
10 September 2019
Child Safeguard had a great time in Ballarat with Shayne Reese Swimming!
We have developed Child Safe policies and procedures and had a lot of fun carrying out focus groups with Shayne Reese Swimming staff and students.
Thank you to Shayne Reese Swimming for having us!
28 August 2019
Child Safeguard delivered a presentation at the Aquatic and Recreation Institute NSW Pool Safety Summit on Child Protection Reforms and the Upcoming Regulation of the Child Safe Standards.
A big thank you to ARI for having us!
1 August 2019
Marco Blanco presented a fantastic Child Protection Masterclass at the Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) Conference 2019. The Masterclass was tailored to Swim Schools and provided operators with the tools and skills to implement the 10 Child Safe Standards.
A big thank you to ASSA for having us!
17 June 2019
Marco Blanco attended the Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference 2019. The day started with an inspiring presentation from Kurt Fearnley and finished with a presentation on The Art of Networking by Jen Harwood.
Well done to the ARI team!
14 June 2019
Marco Blanco met with Ross Gage of the Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) to discuss preparations for the 2019 ASSA Conference in Cairns. Child Safeguard will be delivering a Child Safe Masterclass, participating in a Q&A on Crisis Management for Swim Schools and exhibiting at the Partner Expo.
We had a great time attending the conference!
10 May 2019
Marco Blanco presented at the Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) Regional Conference on 10 May 2019 in Bendigo, Victoria. Marco delivered a presentation on Child Safe Practices and Reforms in the Aquatic and Recreation sector.
Thank you to ARV for having us.
4 April 2019
Marco Blanco participated in a child safety Q&A session as part of ARI NSW’s new initiative, ARI TV. Marco provided expert advice on how aquatic and recreation centres can become child safe organisations.
Thank you for having us!
9 March 2019
Marco Blanco presented at the Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) NSW Conference on 9 March 2019. Marco delivered a presentation on Child Protection Legal Reforms in the Aquatic and Recreation sector.
Thank you ARI for your invitation.