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Supporting safe environments for children

Supporting safe environments for children

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Charles Sturt has introduced a compulsory Child Safety subject for students

As members of the Charles Sturt community, we care about the wellbeing of children, and we all have a role to play in creating safe and supportive environments for them to succeed. That’s why Charles Sturt University has introduced a compulsory Child Safety subject for students.

About the subject

The CSA100 Child Safety: Awareness and Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Assault and Abuse subject is specifically designed for Charles Sturt students, regardless of their field of study or background.

The subject provides students with the ability to:

  • identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • work collaboratively to maintain a safe environment for children and young people.

Completing the subject

As of 1 January 2022, all Charles Sturt students studying in Australia must complete the subject via Interact2. It’s self-paced and should only take about 1 hour to complete.

Students will receive a certificate of completion that will last for 5 years and gain the skills to create a safer future for children.

More information

The Child Safety subject was developed by senior and academic staff who are experts in the field and experienced in child safety matters. To ensure students have access to best practice research and resources, the consultation group also included members from the Student Senate, other Charles Sturt student volunteers, and First Nations colleagues.

So not only will this subject provide you with the skill set to address child sex abuse behaviours, but it will also provide you with an understanding of your positionality and the impact of generational disadvantage.

Need support?

Charles Sturt is aware that completion of this subject could evoke an emotional response. Support is available. To find out more, visit the Child Safety web page.

This is an SSAF funded initiative
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