Providing national leadership to strengthen children’s safety and reduce future harm to children.

Our Priorities

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Leading

Leading the development of national strategies to prevent harm to children and support child safety initiatives through learning, development, best practice materials and reporting.

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Collaborating

Collaborating with governments, organisations and the community to raise awareness and drive cultural change to support child safety and wellbeing across Australia.

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Improving

Improving collaboration between governments and organisations to support design, development and implementation of national strategies and prevention initiatives.

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Promoting

Promoting the participation and empowerment of children and young people in the design, development and evaluation of child safe initiatives across Australia.

Support Services

The Australian Government understands that the work of the Royal Commission and the information on this website may bring up strong feelings and questions for many people. There are many services and support groups available to assist you. A detailed list of support services is available on our Support Services page. A comprehensive list of national, state and territory support services and groups is also available on the Royal Commission website.

National Redress Scheme

Information about the National Redress Scheme is available on the National Redress Scheme website or by calling the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.

If you or a child are in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).

If you need to report a crime, call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact your local police on 131 444. If you are concerned about a child’s safety, you can also make a report to your state or territory child protection service.

24-hour telephone assistance is available through:

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
  • 1800 Respect - 1800 737 732
  • MensLine Australia - 1300 789 978
  • Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
  • Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 24

Latest News

National Child Protection Week – Putting Children First

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The theme for National Child Protection Week 2020 is ‘Putting Children First’. As part of activities happening around the country the National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) joins hundreds of organisations by making a pledge...

The National Office for Child Safety welcomes the appointment of Anne Hollonds to the role of National Children’s Commissioner

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Ms Anne Hollonds has been appointed to the role of National Children’s Commissioner. Ms Hollonds, who currently serves as Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise on child wellbeing, with over 20 years in the sector.

New resources to support National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

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The National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) is partnering with organisations to develop new resources to support implementation of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations...