Amberley O.S.H.C.

Children are our future, We are dedicated to their success!

2.16 Child Protection

Amberley OSHC is committed to protect each child and to develop and maintain a child safe environment.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Synthesis Trainers and Consultants
  • Child Protection Act 1999 and Regulations 2000
  • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
  • Qld Government Child and Young Workers Code of Practice 2006
  • NCAC Website 2009
  • Creating Safer Environments for Children National Framework 2005
  • Child Safety Unit (Qld Health)
  • Child Protection-Managing the Risks (CCYPCG)
  • CAPS Website 2010
  • Protect All Children Today (PACT) Website 2010



The Licensee of Amberley Outside School Hours Care has ultimate responsibility in ensuring that any risk factors are managed appropriately;

The Nominated Supervisor has responsibility to ensure that approved policies, practices and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained;

All staff have an overarching duty to ensure that a duty of care is maintained and that children are not exposed to any risk of harm whatsoever.


No staff member will discuss personal details of their lifestyle choices with the children; No staff member will discuss the lifestyle choices of other staff or the

Service families with the children; All staff will maintain confidentiality at all times and will not share personal information about other staff or children.

Physical Contact

At no time will there be any unwarranted and/or inappropriate touching of a child; at no time shall a staff member encourage or permit inappropriate physical contact (for example, a massage).


No staff member shall invite a child to their home without suitable justification;

No staff member shall be alone with a child after hours; No staff member shall drive a child unaccompanied unless it is in accordance with the Service policy on child transportation.


At all times, all children shall be treated equally and without specific favour;

Rewards for achieving specific goals shall be consistent and predetermined;

No staff member shall be permitted to give a gift to any one child (this does not include such events as birthdays where each child receives a gift on their birthday);

The value of any approved gift (such as birthday or Christmas) shall not exceed $10.00 per child.

Reviewed 9 February 2015, Updated 12 May 2015

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