Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCCHILD401B, 'Identify and respond to children and young people at risk'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people

1.1 Identify children and young people at risk of harm by observing signs and symptoms, asking non-invasive questions, being aware of protective issues and using child protection procedures where appropriate

1.2 Respond to disclosure, information or signs and symptoms in accordance with accepted standards, techniques, and legislative obligations

1.3 Comply with lawful instructions, regulations and duty of care in all work activities

1.4 Routinely employ child focused work practices to uphold the rights of children and young peoples to participate in decision-making where it is age appropriate

1.5 Employ communication and information gathering techniques with children and young people in accordance with current recognised good practice

1.6 Ensure decisions and actions taken are within own level of responsibility, work role and legislative requirements

1.7 Maintain own knowledge and skills as required to work effectively and participate in practice supervision processes

1.8 Maintain confidentiality as appropriate

1.9 Provide an appropriate response as determined by organisation procedures, legal and work role obligations

2. Report indications of possible risk of harm

2.1 Accurately record relevant specific and general circumstances surrounding risk of harm in accordance with organisation procedures, ethics and legal requirements

2.2 Promptly report risk of harm indicators accordance with statutory and organisation procedures

2.3 Work collaboratively with relevant agencies to ensure maximum effectiveness of report

3. Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people

3.1 Protect the rights of children and young people in the provision of services

3.2 Identify and seek supervision support for issues of ethical concern in practice with children and young people

3.3 Develop ethical and nurturing practices in accordance with professional boundaries when working with children and young people

3.4 Recognise indicators for potential ethical concerns when working with children and young people

3.5 Respond to unethical behaviour of others by reporting to the appropriate person

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCCHILD401B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC41308 - Certificate IV in Children's Contact Services Work
  • CHC41712 - Certificate IV in Education Support
  • CHC40412 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • CHC41212 - Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC40912 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
  • CHC41512 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child Protection)
  • CHC41412 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (residential and out of home care)
  • CHC50612 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC51712 - Diploma of Counselling
  • CHC41012 - Certificate IV in Community Services Advocacy
  • CHC52312 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • CHC52212 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination
  • CHC30812 - Certificate III in Education Support
  • CHC41612 - Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Family Support)
  • CHC30712 - Certificate III in Children's Services
  • CHC41912 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice