“Safe Havens is a student and community focused service [multi channel mobile apps and cloud based back office] designed for schools to deter and erase child abuse” … by John Ackery

Any level of Child abuse is repulsive, what’s more disturbing is its escalating at un-precedented rates and notifications continue to spiral upwards.


The ‘Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse ‘ has delivered far reaching recommendations.

Like it or not schools are on notice!

Safe Haven Board Impacts Forum & systems review

A failure to respond effectively leaves …

Our children at risk!

Directors, staff, teachers & the organisation exposed to claims, compensation & criminal proceedings

… and a potential for public scrutiny and a loss of trust

All institutions have a responsibility to protect children from potential sexual abuse by preventing, identifying and mitigating risks and responding appropriately when abuse occurs.

The 10 standards that would make schools safer for children and where ‘Safe Havens’ makes an impact 


Child safety is embedded in institutional leadership, governance and culture.


Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

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Families, carers and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safeguarding

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Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice

People supported

People working with children are suitable and supported to reflect child safeguarding values in practice

Child focused processes

Processes for raising concerns and complaints are accessible and used by children, families, carers, communities & personnel

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Education & training

Staff are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children safethrough continual education and training

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Physical and online

Physical and online environments minimise the opportunity for abuse to occur

Continuous review

Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is continuously reviewed and improved

Policies & procedures

Policies and procedures document how the institution is child safe.

 ‘Safe Havens’ lets schools engage across a student, community and teaching continuum and provides scale, speed and experiences that addresses key challenges.

Challenge 1

Old traditoinal systems [emails, shared drives, manual forms and Google docs etc] don’t scale and just don’t cut it!

Challenge 2

Students, communities, staff operate in a ‘mobile only’ world … to engage effectively it must be on their terms.

Challenge 3

Mobile users are tech savvy and super critical of experiences that are underwhelming.

Introducing ….

Case management

Empower back office teams with AI triaged work lists, secure prescriptive processes, supported by automations, filenotes, risk management etc for a robust high fidelity processing.

Complaint reporting

For the push and pull of data in real time to streamline and provide equity to all stakeholders that need to report on and assist with complaints.

Students & communities

Engage at speed and scale across multiple channels [Apple, Android, web, chat, SMS etc.] with experiences that meet the needs of tech savvy, mobile users.

Safe Haven Board Impacts Forum & systems review