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The Standards have been designed to:

  • help drive cultural change in organisations
  • be principle-based and outcome-focused
  • be flexible enough that they can be adapted by organisations of varying sizes and characteristics
  • avoid placing undue burden on organisations
  • help organisations address multiple risks
  • balance caution and caring
  • be a benchmark against which organisations can assess their child safe capability and set performance targets
  • be of equal importance and interrelated