As an organisation, Red Earth is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. You, as an employee of Red Earth and as a Leader and supervising adult on an immersion, have key responsibilities to mitigating risks and providing a safe environment for the young people you hold a duty of care towards.
Red Earth has developed this resource to better communicate the responsibility Red Earth and our staff have in relation to child protect requirements and legislation in the states and territories we operate. This will help you to understand what is expected of you while young people are in your care. The aim is to protect you and the young people participating in the immersion.
The Red Earth Child Protection Policy has been developed based on the relevant legislations in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory and the bodies that oversee the legislation.
Child or Youth: Refers to all children or young people involved or participating in the program. Commonly this is the students travelling on the immersion, however this also includes children or youth from the community or homeland.
Example: Where the Code of Conduct refers to not being alone with a child or youth and having another child or youth present, this is referring to another child or youth from the same group. Another student, if you’re dealing with a student or another local child, with dealing with local children or youth, should be present.
What to expect
- Estimated Time: 20 Minutes
- No Knowledge Quiz
Links to legislation
Child Protection Act 1999 (QLD)
Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 (NSW)
Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW)
Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA)