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Safe Arrival of Children Risk Assessment - FREE Template

Stay Compliant with risk assessments under the NQF

What is a Safe Arrival of Children Risk Assessment?

and why you need one...

Services are required to develop risk assessments for a number of circumstances, including the safe arrivla of children. Other examples are for:


These risk assessments must address certain matters, which means a generic risk assessment template won’t meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

This risk assessment template has been designed to support services conduct a risk assessment that identifies and assesses any risks that travel between an education and care service and any other education or early childhood service may pose to the safety, health or wellbeing of children, and how identified risks will be managed and minimised.

In accordance with regulation 102AAC(2) of the Education and Care Services National Regulations the risk assessment must be reviewed at least once every 12 months and as soon as practicable after becoming aware of any circumstance that may affect the safe arrival of children travelling between an education and care service and any other education or early childhood service.

In accordance with regulation 102AAC(5) necessary updates to the safe arrival of children policies and procedures must be made as soon as practicable after conducting a risk assessment where a risk relating to a child’s travel is identified.

Meet Steve

Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Commercial Law) and Certificate IV in Children’s Services (Outside School Hours Care). He has over 15 years experience working in OSHC, and is currently studying a Diploma of School Age Education and Care.

Throughout his career, Steve has worked for a variety of providers, from large corporate providers that operate multiple services to small community and faith-based organisations that operate just one service, and everything in between.

Prior to joining Firefly HR Steve worked at the National Authority (ACECQA), within the Sector Information Services team and the Quality Support Program. The latter role saw him provide mentoring and coaching to service leaders from across NSW.

A natural motivator and skilful leader, Steve has a proven track record of transforming services, making him a sought-after consultant and workshop presenter.

Acknowledgement of Country

At Firefly HR, we acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we work & connect with you from today. As a base, Firefly HR connects from the land of the Garigal or Caregal people, and would like to acknowledge all 29 clan groups of the Eora Nation.

At Firefly HR, we connect – although online, and meet by story sharing, learning, taking on non verbal queues, deconstruct and reconstruct information, and move in non linear directions at times. We use symbols without realising, and link with our own land and community.

This is all interconnected. We are utilising Aboriginal pedagogy with these processes and in our daily work.

We acknowledge the land that we are on today has been the core of all spirituality, language, knowledge, and sacred sites. This knowledge is what us and others need to embrace to ensure a future for our children and our children’s children.

We need to hear, respectfully, and listen.

As a guiding principle to the National Quality Framework that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued, we are working on building the foundations here and believe a strong, meaningful acknowledgement of country is important.