Each month, we will bring you some picks and tips to make your family travel fun and safe. These tips are provided as a guide only.
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Child Wise & Travel With Kidz
On the subject of families traveling – Child Wise & Travel With Kidz firmly agree that it is important that the activities they select for their children in holiday resorts are child safe.
Travel With Kidz recommends that parents or carers of children who are planning on using a hotel’s childcare facilities research the standards of the kids clubs, baby sitters or nannies, particularly if travelling overseas where childcare standards can vary considerably from those provided in Australia.
Important factors to consider are the ratio of staff to children, qualifications of the staff caring for children, hiring and screening procedures for staff, training in first aid and emergency procedures, personal liability insurance and the accreditation standards of the childcare providers.
Child Wise Australia’s leading international child protection organisation is a not for profit organisation which works to prevent, protect and reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Australia and Overseas.
Child Wise provides training for Hotels with Kid’s Clubs & babysitting services to assist them to develop and implement standards for their child care services and policies. Their Tourism training program builds the skills of tourism staff so they are capable of identifying and reporting situations where children may be at risk of sexual exploitation.
Child Wise has delivered training in Fiji and Bali. Participating hotels are listed on the Australian Government’s Smarttraveller website.
Their training team includes psychologists, lawyers, social workers and child protection specialists who have collectively over 75 years experience in clinical and managerial service provision protecting children in Australia and overseas.