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Sun. May 19th, 2024

A free Webinar hosted by the NSW Office of Sport will be available to people from the sport and active recreation sector to assist them in understanding their legal obligations in relation to reporting child safety concerns and to know when and how to make a report.

The ‘Child Safeguarding and the Law-reporting to Police’ initiative will happen online on the 28th of June from 10 to 11 am.

The webinar is the first of a series and will focus on when and how people in the sport and active recreation sector should report to the police. More specifically, it will cover:

  • What are child protection crimes?
  • What are child abuse offences?
  • Emergency Response
  • Reporting obligations of sport and recreation stakeholders
  • The role of the NSW police in protecting children, including when and how to report to Sport Integrity Australia including child safeguarding.

Subsequent webinars will cover

  • When and how to report to the Office of the Children’s Guardian, including looking at Reportable conduct requirements for sports and recreation organisers.
  • When and how to report to the Child protection helpline including looking at Mandatory Reporting requirements for people in sports and recreation
  • When and how to report to Sport Integrity Australia including Child safeguarding and the National Integrity Framework.

The NSW Office of Sport has for 20 years delivered the Duke of Edinburgh’s global youth development program and is also responsible for implementing the popular active kid’s vouchers.

The discussion will be led by Marco Blanco, the founder and managing director of Child Safeguard, a consultancy firm that helps organisations prevent harm to children and keep them safer. They provide consultancy, training and legal services to child-related organisations to help them implement robust child protection policies and procedures to prevent harm taking place to young people and children.

Marco is an industry leader, expert and authority in child safeguarding, and is a regular keynote speaker at National and State conferences. Joining him will be Detective Chief Inspector Peter Yeomans APM. Peter joined the NSW Police Force in 1980 and for most of his policing career, he has worked as a Detective investigating major crime, particularly in the field of serious child physical and sexual abuse.

To register, please visit this link

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