SafeHere SMO update for our users
All sites are due to change to latest release (2.2) on 1st September 2018 - now usable on ALL devices (tablets, mobile phones, I-Pads etc.) Check out your organisation’s SMO site to see what is new! A major upgrade has taken place!
All NZ ChildSafe resources are now printed here in NZ under the SafeHere logo.
The content is very similar to the older ChildSafe books but we seek to ensure that people realise the system can be equally well used when dealing with age groups beyond the realm of children and young people.
Since we reprinted, our Australian ChildSafe colleagues decided to address the issue of serving a wider age group and to reinforce the emphasis on 'safe places' at the same time. They removed some content from their Team Member booklets and added it into extra modules, accessible via the resources tab for Team Members in SMO. As an SMO user, you have the advantage of having it all on your site automatically as those are the default resources for all sites. So you may now see CSE3 instead of CSE2 in the default resources and the new logo for SP3 appearing too. ChildSafe SP3 stands for Safe People, Safe Programs, Safe Places. Be aware, however, their new SP3 modules have great content BUT have been produced for Australia so you would find the 'wrong' emergency numbers, Au websites etc. and reference to their laws/requirements. So we have now modified them for NZ. Some of the content is in our manuals but some is additional and the A4 double sided layout is clear and user friendly when you need one page of specific information for your teams e.g. under TM Resources on your SMO site, check out (NZ)Module SM1 Managing Safety in Social Media.pdf or (NZ)Module DIS3 Working with ADHD.pdf and many more!
In 2013 we produced the new SafeHere resources CD to use with the newly printed SafeHere manuals - the forms all have our SafeHere logo and you can add your own too. SafeHere resources are now the default for all NZ SMO sites. Other resources can be uploaded to your SMO site to a folder at each level (TM, TL, C and RMO) of access. We offered Administrators new SafeHere resource CDs but if you have old ones the content will be similar but with 'old logos'.
While some people received a better education and start in life, regrettably many did not and suffered abuse and neglect. The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care is conducted under the Inquiries Act 2013. The Commission has the authority to come to its own independent conclusions and recommendations. SafeHere believes this is likely to lead to organisations being required to significantly improve their standards of care and reporting in years to come.
ChildSafe in Australia has seen a significant increase in subscriptions since The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its final report and recommendations in December 2017.