CERES STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFE STANDARDS

In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safety Standards) Act 2015 and the new standards (11) introduced July 1, 2022, CERES is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards, CERES:

  • Upholds itself as an organisation committed to the right to survival, protection, development, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.
  • Is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, young people and children and young people from culturally diverse and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.
  • Has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
  • Has policies, procedures and training in place to support its leadership team, staff and volunteers that interact with children, young people and families.
  • Is committed to involving families and communities in the organisation’s efforts to keep children and young people safe.
  • Is committed to regularly training and educating staff in roles that interact with children, young people and families.
  • Will identify risks to child safety as early as possible and remove and or/reduce these risks.
  • Will provide clear and strong governance, systems and processes to keep children and young people safe.
  • Will treat all safety concerns brought to CERES’ attention seriously and consistently with CERES’ policies and procedures.
  • Has zero tolerance of child abuse.

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