BB Safe | Safeguarding Culture & Compliance

BBSafe April 2023 Newsletter - announcing our BBSafe Safeguarding Lead Coaching Program

What is it? 

Sometimes by design, sometimes by accident we might find ourselves with responsibility for leading safeguarding in our organisation – running the working with children or criminal history checks, making sure we have a risk management strategy, trying to get everyone on board to do the training.  

Or perhaps you have had safeguarding added to your role, or as an organisational leader you know someone has to take responsibility (and it is probably going to be you).  

Or perhaps you are running a business that provides services to children or other vulnerable and you know you have to make sure you are compliant – or you want to make strides and be a leader in provision of safe services.  

Sometimes it can feel like you’re the only person who is paying attention. Maybe you hear exasperated statements like “more red tape!, “we just need to get on with it!” or “no one will volunteer if we make it so hard!” more often than you would like to. It can feel overwhelming, confusing and hard to get everyone onboard. 

The BBSafe Safeguarding Lead Coaching Program could be for you. We will show you how to get the greatest impact from safeguarding efforts, engage the hearts and minds in your organisation and make a difference to the culture within your organisation. 

What does it involve? 

The program will run from 5 June to 16 July. Over the six weeks of the program, we will provide coaching in both online group and 1:1 formats to give you the knowledge and skills to engage with authority in your organisation, understand the legislative environment and to bring others on the journey that is safeguarding. BBSafe Director, Sarah Lim, will lead you through: 

  • 6 x 1 hour group webinars – deep dive into a content area – covering topics such as: safeguarding culture, systems of safeguarding, recruitment and screening, the signs of grooming and abuse, context specific risk assessment, dealing with disclosures, governing for safety, engaging your organisation 

  • 6 x 1 hour group coaching webinarworkshop a specific issue or problem with the BBSafe team and with peers in the program 

  • 3 x 1 hour 1:1 online coaching sessions – we can have a look at where your organisation is at, where it needs to go and how it can get there. 

Who should enrol? 

People working in organisations that work with children, people with disabilities, older people, and other vulnerable people. For example, community services agencies, sports clubs, tuition/tutoring, drama or dance, churches, schools, child care, disability care, aged care, etc. Our coaching uses methods and examples from all contexts and the work we will do can be applied to any sector, business or organisation, in any state or territory or nationally.  

How much does it cost? 

The program costs $2,500 (ex GST) per participant. If there are multiple participants from your organisation, please talk to us and we can look at a multi-participant costing. 

How do I find out more? 

Please drop us an email at We would love to hear from you.