Safety of Children and Young People

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Our Commitment to being a Child Safe Organisation

At Fairfield City Council we will:

  • Provide safe and friendly spaces where you are safe and feel safe
  • Engage and empower you where you can have a say in decision that affect you
  • Protect your safety and wellbeing by making sure we report any child safety concerns
  • Build a culture of child safety by making sure we implement the NSW Child Safe Standards

Fairfield City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation. Council recognises the importance of the wellbeing of all children and young people. Children and young people are an important part of our community and it is essential that children are safe, while taking part in community life.

Council has developed a Child Safe Policy which demonstrates Council’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Council is committed to fulfilling its duty of care by endeavouring to ensure that all workers act in the best interests of children and young people and take all reasonable steps to ensure their safety.

Click here to view the Child Safe Policy

Council has also developed a Child Friendly Statement of Commitment

Click here to view the Child Friendly Statement of Commitment (English)(PDF, 1MB)

How to Report

If you need help now

  • For an emergency, call the emergency number Triple Zero 000, to be connected to Police, Fire or Ambulance services.
  • If you think a child or young person is at risk of harm from abuse or neglect, contact the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111
  • For private and confidential telephone counselling for people aged 5 to 25 years, contact the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800

Report to Council

If you are concerned about the conduct of Council (including a volunteer or contractor) towards a child or young person please contact Council’s Child Protection Officer, Amanda Bray (Director City Living) on (02) 9725 0222 or email

Council’s Child Protection Officer has been appointed to:

  • Provide ongoing support and resources to concerns about the safety and wellbeing of children while engaged in services, programs or events delivered by Council
  • Ensure appropriate notification to the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian when an allegation (of which they are aware) of child abuse is made against a Council Official.


Translation Assistance

If you speak a language other than English, call the Translation and Interpretive Services (TIS) on 131 450.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call us through the National Relay Service (NRS) on 133 677.