National Office for Child Safety

The National Office for Child Safety (National Office) provides national leadership, working across governments and sectors, to deliver national policies and strategies to enhance children’s safety and reduce future harm to children. The National Office leads the development and implementation of national priorities recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission), including the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, Australian Government child safety policies (Commonwealth Child Safe Framework), a National Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, as well as collaborative projects to improve data, research and information sharing to enhance child safety and wellbeing policy and practice. Key institutions which appeared before the Royal Commission also report annually to us on their progress in implementing Royal Commission recommendations.