Have say on keeping children safe in Queensland

Queensland Government media release

Queensland is stepping up the fight against child sex predators with a swathe of proposed new measures to further protect children from abuse and better detect paedophiles in organisations working with children.

Thousands of organisations across the state from schools to churches and sports clubs are being asked for public input on a proposal to implement nationally-consistent Child Safe Standards and a Reportable Conduct Scheme in Queensland.

Child Safety Minister Craig Crawford today publicly released the 140-page “Growing Child Safe Organisations in Queensland” report and consultation paper for feedback on the impact of the proposed regulation.

Under the preferred model, a single, independent oversight body would be established to help organisations implement 10 new child safe standards and handle child abuse complaints and allegations as part of a reportable conduct scheme.

It comes with the tabling of the Queensland Government’s fifth and final annual report on the implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Access the Queensland Government’s response.

Queenslanders can provide their feedback on the consultation paper before 5:00pm on Friday, 22 September. Find out more and make a submission.