VicSRC's Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
VicSRC will not tolerate any abuse of children and young people.
As part of the Child Safe Standards, we commit to:
preventing the abuse of children and young people in our care, by identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks
taking all allegations and concerns about abuse very seriously and responding to them consistently, in line with our policies and procedures
complying with all legal requirements, including reporting suspicions of abuse to police and/or child protection.
We actively work to hear and empower all children and young people involved with our organisation, through regular consultation and participation processes.
We celebrate diversity across our organisation. In particular, we promote the equal participation and cultural, emotional and physical safety of children and young people who are often marginalised. This includes children and young people who are Aboriginal, from refugee or migrant backgrounds, who are same-sex attracted or gender diverse, and/or have a disability.
All staff and volunteers employed by VicSRC are responsible for the care and protection of children and young people who participate in our organisation and for reporting information about abuse.
If you feel unsafe at any point during your time with VicSRC, or you have a concern about the safety of children or young people engaged with VicSRC, or you have a concern about any of our employees or volunteers, please contact our designated Child Safety Officer, VicSRC Executive Officer, Nina Laitala, on 0411 679 050 or via [email protected]
Child Safe Policies
We believe that the child safe policies VicSRC follows should be publicly available and shared with the young people we work with, and their communities and families. These policies direct how VicSRC and its staff interact with children and young people, and how we respond to child safety concerns.