Are you ready for the changes recommended by the Royal Commission?
It’s taken 5 years from announcement to The Final Report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It’s destined to change the way organisations work with children. Are you ready?
Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) – a not-for-profit organisation – is hosting a special event conference. As the title suggests, the goal of the Safe Children Conference is about making the future safer for our children; aiming to assist providers of children’s services plan for the 180 recommendations made by The Royal Commission.
Already, Prime Minister Turnbull has stated the Government will present an apology to the victims of childhood sexual abuse by the end of the year. (SMH 8 Feb 2018 http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/turnbull-to-deliver-national-apology-to-child-sex-abuse-victims-20180207-p4yzo3.html) This demonstrates how seriously the Government is taking the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
The keynote speaker at the one day conference is the Commissioner, Robert Fitzgerald AM. He will be presenting the Royal Commission’s findings and recommendations; providing insights and direction with regard to the future safety of Australian children.
The Hon Minister Dan Tehan MP will discuss the Government response to the Royal Commission and explore the update on the Redress Scheme and its implications for all children’s services providers.
The Conference is being held on Friday 2 March at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Sydney. Throughout the one-day event speakers will be exploring the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, their Impacts and Implications.
When discussing the purpose of the Making the future safer for our children conference Mr Jeffery Taylor, CAPS General Manager said:
“The Royal Commission has given victims a voice and along with that, the Nation’s compassion – two things they desperately deserved. As service providers, its time we focus on how best to support these victims and implement greater safety measures to prevent future abuse.”
For more information on the one day Safe children conference, click here.
As well as hearing from Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM, other speakers include: Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Social Services will discuss the Government’s response to the Royal Commission and Redress Scheme.
Mr Steve Kinmond – Community & Disability Services Commissioner & NSW Deputy Ombudsman will speak about the Reportable Conduct Scheme.
Ms Janet Schorer – NSW Children’s Guardian will discuss how Child Safe Organisations can achieve a quality framework.
Ms Julie Inman Grant – eSafety Commissioner for Children will explain the latest trends in digital safety.