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Stay Safe, Tell Someone


The Y NSW is a benchmark organisation for best practice processes to keep children and young people safe. We value and respect parents and guardians as partners in the care and education of their children.

In 2020, the Y launched one of the first child safety models co-designed by more than 500 young people across the country; the “Stay Safe, Tell Someone” program. The program was developed through the eyes and voices of children aged three to 18, who participated in face-to-face consultations and surveys.

In partnership with Delroy Consulting, the message from the research was clear – if you see something, hear something or feel something that makes you feel unsafe or worried, you should tell someone.

The results showed the best way for children to learn about safety and to raise concerns is through direct communication with a trusted adult and that we should keep information simple using images and words.

Our program includes a training package, videos, posters and merchandise, which are available to other child-facing organisations and can be seen in our 54 Outside School Hours Care services and 27 recreation and leisure centres.

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Staying Safe Online

Thanks to the support of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Y National Safeguarding Unit is proud to release the ‘Stay Safe Online, Tell Someone’ training modules.

The online training program is comprised of three engaging and fun resources specifically designed for people of all ages.

Each resource addresses challenges that children, young people and adults face in the online world and encourages everyone to #TellSomeone if they see, hear or feel something online that makes them feel worried or unsafe.

The ‘Stay Safe Online, Tell Someone’ program is completely FREE and compatible across desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

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