Approved providers are responsible for ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of the children under their care.
Every reasonable precaution must be taken to ensure children being educated and cared for are protected from harm and hazards likely to cause injury.
This requires ensuring effective systems of control are in place, adhered to, monitored and regularly reviewed.
Effective systems of control allow services to identify and manage organisational risks in a timely manner.
Systems of control exist to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of children and are founded upon clear roles and responsibilities, good record keeping and procedures, shared understanding, a culture of risk assessment and management, and regular review and updates.
With systems of control firmly in place and followed by all, risks can be predicted, detected, corrected, resolved and—ideally—prevented.
Read more about the systems of control which include but are not limited to the below.