Our Child Safety Commitment
Family Care Australia is committed to maintaining a safe environment for children where our facility, staff and visitors are constantly regulated to ensure children face no threat. We are constantly reviewing current legislation to ensure our procedures are child safe, effective and error proof, keeping everyone involved safe.
What does a child safe organisation stand for?
A child safe organisation has leaders who are transparent to staff, children, young people, families and communities, by sharing information, explaining decisions and taking responsibility when things go wrong.
A child safe organisation has leaders who put the safety of children first, by acting to prevent physical and sexual abuse, psychological harm, ill-treatment and neglect of children and young people.
The Australian Human Rights Commission (2018, p. 4) defines a child safe organisation as one that:
- Creates an environment where children’s safety and wellbeing is at the centre of thoughts, values and actions
- Places emphasis on genuine engagement with and valuing of children and young people
- Creates conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people
- Creates conditions that increase the likelihood of identifying any harm
- Responds to any concerns, disclosures, allegations or suspicions of harm.
At Family Care Australia we provide a child safe culture by ensuring:
- The best interests of children and young people
- Child abuse is not tolerated.
- Children’s rights are understood and respected.
- Reporting suspected abuse or harm to a child is expected and not prevented.
- The organisation acts on concerns raised about child safety.