National Office for Child Safety Moves to PM&C

National Office for Child Safety Moves to PM&C

Domestic Policy National Office for Child Safety
Thursday, 24 January 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

There are six primary school aged children in the image. All of them are running along a paved pathway with their backs turned to the camera. They are dressed in brightly coloured casual wear and each is wearing a backpack.

The National Office for Child Safety, established in July 2018, has moved to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The change is in line with recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, to reflect the importance of the work being led by the National Office.  

The transfer of the National Office from its original home at the Department of Social Services reflects the high priority placed on the safety and protection of children.

The National Office leads the development and implementation of a number of initiatives recommended by the Royal Commission. It also builds upon existing initiatives such as the National Redress Scheme and the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.

The establishment of the National Office does not change the statutory responsibilities of state and territory governments with regard to child protection or law enforcement.

Learn more about the work being done to make the community safer for young people.