Commitment to child safety

Commitment to child safety

Baptcare's commitment to child safety
Baptcare is a Child Safe organisation

Baptcare is a Child Safe organisation.

We have zero tolerance to any abuse of children and have clear policies and practices which ensure this.

We have a similar approach to all vulnerable people within our facilities or services.

Read our Statement of Commitment

Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Victorian Child Safe Standards

January 2016

Baptcare is committed to child safety.

We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.  We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

Baptcare is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers, and are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.

We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.

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