Our Child Safety Protection Policy

 

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY Yarra Riverkeeper Association

 

Our organisation, the Yarra Riverkeeper Association, 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 have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.

Our organisation is committed to educating our staff, volunteers and members on child abuse risks.

We are committed to 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.

Every person involved at the Yarra Riverkeeper Association has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

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

 

Andrew Kelly

Yarra Riverkeeper