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Our Child Safety Commitments

 

Child safety is our priority. At Access Health and Community we:

  • are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
  • have zero tolerance of child abuse
  • take all allegations and concerns very seriously and have robust systems and processes in place to protect children from abuse
  • are committed to promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability
  • have a code of conduct on how to behave when working with and around children that all staff, students and volunteers must agree to abide by and sign
  • provide training and education to ensure that everyone understands their responsibilities
  • have rigorous recruitment practices to ensure that appropriately qualified and skilled people are employed to work with children
  • have risk management strategies in place to identify, assess and take steps to minimise potential child safety risks and concerns
  • have appointed Child Safety Officers to support employees and to oversee, monitor and review all practices and policies around child safety

Access Health and Community is a Child Safe organisation

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