Child and youth risk management strategies and resources

Organisations and people who run businesses regulated by the blue card system must have a child and youth risk management strategy.

This strategy needs to address 8 mandatory requirements and will help to create a safe and supportive environment for children.

Developing your child and youth risk management strategy

We have created a series of videos to help you to develop your child and youth risk management strategy. We also have other resources you can download.

These videos will help you understand what your child and youth risk management strategy should include and make sure the policies and procedures identify and minimise the risk of harm to children.

Watch this video to find out more about risk management and learn why it is a key part of the blue card system.

Mandatory requirements

There are 8 mandatory requirements for a risk management strategy. These are:

Statement of commitment

Code of conduct

Policies for recruiting, selecting, training and managing employees and volunteers

Procedures for handling disclosures and suspicions of harm

Plan for managing breaches of your strategy

Policies and procedures for compliance with the blue card system

Risk management plan for high-risk activities and special events

Communication and support