I welcome the launch of a free online learning tool to help staff and volunteers in all child-related organisations build their capacity to become child-safe.

The eight modules contained in the resource will assist child-related organisations in identifying grooming practices and developing policies and guidelines for workers.The online learning tool forms part of the Child Safe Strategy for NSW and will complement the draft Child Safe Principles which have now been released for public consultation.

The Child Safe Organisations addresses how to recruit and retain staff and create a culture where children are valued and listened to.

The NSW Children’s Guardian, Ms Kerryn Boland, emphasised the importance of the role that child-related organisations play in meeting the health, educational, social, religious and cultural needs of our children.

“Launching the Child Safe Organisations eLearning program means that all organisations that work with children in NSW – from Bondi to Broken Hill, and beyond – can access world-class training with nothing more than a laptop, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection,” Ms Boland said.

For further information on the Child Safe Organisations eLearning program, please visit www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-elearning.