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Child Safe Standards

All early childhood services and community facilities are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards. These are designed to ensure that organisations that work with children take steps to create a culture of child safety and protect children from all forms of abuse.

GREENHILLS OCCASIONAL CHILDCARE'S PUBLIC COMMITMENT TO THE CHILD SAFE STANDARDS

Greenhills is committed to the safety and well-being of children and, as such, is committed to creating and maintaining a child-safe organisation.

We have zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to actively contributing to a child-safe community where children are protected from abuse.

Our commitment to the safety of children is based on our duty of care and responsibilities to children and always acting in the best interests of children.

Our commitment will be enacted through the implementation and monitoring of the Child Safe Standards, as specified under the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Act 2015.

What are the Child Safe Standards?

  1. Culturally Safe Environments
    Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal Children are respected and valued.

  2. Child Safety & Wellbeing 
    Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in service leadership, governance and culture.

  3. Child & Student Empowerment
    Children are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously. 

  4. Family Engagement 
    Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing

  5. Diversity & Equity
    Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice.

  6. Suitable Staff & Volunteers
    People working with children are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

  7. Complaints Processes
    Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused. 

  8. Child Safety Knowledge, Skills & Awareness
    Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children safe through ongoing education and training.

  9. Child Safety in Physical & Online Environments
    Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children to be harmed.

  10. Review of Child Safety Practices
    Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.

  11. Implementation of Child Safety Practices
    Policies and procedures that document how services are safe for children.
     

Useful Links ;

Commission for Children and Young People 

Department of Education & Training Victoria | Regulation of Early Childhood Services

National Quality Framework that regulates Early Childhood Education and Care Services

National Quality Standards that make up the National Quality Framework

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