At Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT the safety of our Youth Members is paramount. For the Guides, this means that we always do everything we can to support a Child Safe Child Friendly environment.
As a part of this larger mission we carefully observe our legislative responsibilities. Each Australian state and territory has its own working with children requirements and as an Association, we adhere to the Child Safe Child Friendly (CSCF) Framework for Girl Guiding in Australia.
This Framework signals Girl Guiding in Australia’s ongoing commitment to an environment where girls are safe, protected and respected, and where they can be supported to discover their potential as leaders of their world.
Girl Guiding has always had a child safe lens but with times changing it was important that we pulled everything we have done historically together under one umbrella. Also included in the Framework are some new procedures to make sure Girl Guides comply with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations as agreed to by all Australian Governments in 2019.
The Framework provides clear guidance for everyone involved in Girl Guiding to understand their role in helping to keep children and young people safe, and to build on the Child Safe Child Friendly Community that is central to Girl Guiding in Australia.
You can find the Child Safe Child Friendly Framework on the website Guide Lines for Girl Guides and Volunteers
The Framework empowers girls, actively encourages the development of confidence and self-esteem, and supports a safe space where they are heard. Listening to the views and wishes of all our Girl Guides and giving them a strong and clear voice is a central platform of the Framework.
Adult Members and Adult Non Member Volunteers and Supporters - Please refer to the 'National Police Check FAQ's' button below for your requirements as an Adult in Guiding.