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
13 November 2020
Child Safeguard proudly supported the Royal Life Saving NSW Golf Charity Day. Whilst we did not finish in the top 3, we had a fantastic day!
Thanks to Jared Wilson and Shana Pawlak from AUSTSWIM and Michael Inger of Sydney Lawyers Direct for joining our team.
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!