All children and young people have the right to be respected, kept safe and protected from harm.

The Department’s new Safeguarding Framework is a living document that underpins our commitment to promoting the rights and safety of children and young people, supported by the work we are doing to strengthen our governance, culture, systems and practices to keep children at the centre of our work and protect them from harm.

The Department has developed the Safeguarding Framework to apply to all areas of the Department and to align with, and support, the implementation of Tasmania’s Child and Youth Safe Standards.

If you have any questions about development or implementation of the Framework, please email the Office of Safeguarding Children and Young People.