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Improving outcomes for children since 2003
Headquartered in Brisbane city, Poynting Consulting & Advisory is available to clients anywhere in Australia and New Zealand. Our firm specialises in coaching child-serving and child-contact organisations in best practice in protecting children. Whether you’re a sporting club, an ECEC provider, a music teacher or tutor, GP or specialised medical practice, or small business owner that requires your staff to work in child-serving environments, we will not only help to protect the children you have contact with, but we’ll also help to protect you and your business reputation. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every client and customise our support to your individual needs and concerns.
Our Consultants and Advisers have been working with children and in the child protection field for over a decade. We’re on the pulse of contemporary practice in preventing child abuse and maltreatment, creating Child-Safe Organisations and mitigating risk. We actively monitor emerging research and best practice to inform our practice —all to give you exceptional advice that will last for years to come.
Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.
Areas of Practice
The world of child protection and safeguarding is ever growing and evolving, and we’re not just talking about making a child protection report. With the consistent evolution of expectations, duty of care, and liability, the level of accountability grows, and so does the complexity. It can be hard to ensure your team know how to protect children from harm. That’s where we come in.
Our Principal Consultant has worked for some of the biggest names in the ECEC sector. He has an understanding of the NQF, NQS, the National Law and the National Regulations. Poynting Consulting & Advisory can provide all of the stated areas of practice on this page tailored to fit with the compliance, oversight and highly regulated environment that is the ECEC sector.
The legislation and regulation around child protection is constantly in flux, so your policies must adapt quickly. Poynting Consulting & Advisory strives to anticipate these changes so you can focus more on your core business and know that you policies are protecting your children and yourselves as well.
child safe organisations
Child-Safe Organisations don't just happen. They're created through intention and action. Our Advisers go beyond policies and procedures and help organisations shift their culture to be child-focused, child-friendly and child-safe. You could have the best written policy in the world, but if your team don't value it, it might as well not exist. Creating Child-Safe Organisations is our passion project and it might give you the edge over your competitors to encourage your potential clients to pick you.
Already have policies in place? That's a great start, but have you reviewed them to ensure they're actually meeting your needs? Is the person within your organisation that developed them an expert in keeping children safe and mitigating risk? Our Consultants and Advisers can work with you to make sure you policies are doing what you want them to.
We do everything we can to ensure that your business is working to prevent incidents from happening in the first place, but if there is a child harm incident in your centre, we're here to work with you to analyse the situation to make sure an incident like that can never happen again in your organisation. Our consultants can conduct an external review of your incident and provide advice to prevent it from re-occurring.
External professional supervision
Supervision is central to maintaining best practice and is a core practice standard for Social Workers. If you are a social worker looking to enhance your professional skills, enhance your abilities to respond effectively to complex practice environments, and reduce the risk of burnout and compassion fatigue, then Poynting Consulting & Advisory is able to help by offering external professional supervision for Social Workers that work independently or in organisations that are not able to offer supervision internally.
We can work with you to ensure your business strategy is working for you to protect children. We specialise in child-safe recruitment practices, on child-safe practice, on involving children in decision making, on strengthening communities and extending guardianship, and on developing and implementing commitment to protecting children. We can help you integrate protecting children in to your strategic plans, codes of conduct and team meetings to make protecting children central to what you do.
Use the form below to contact us regarding your enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include details about your organisations core business and how your organisation engages with children. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email us to make an appointment.
For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead our practice into uncharted fields of practice.