We are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal children and the safety of children with a disability.
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.
All allegations and concerns in relation to children’s safety will be taken seriously and will be investigated fairly and appropriately. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
Western Sydney MRC’s overall risk assessment in 2021 was low. The following were key risks and mitigations identified:
Privacy (Use of images or video of children and young people without parental consent)
Training for all staff, volunteers, leaders etc.
Excursions (Unknown people and environments at excursions and camps)
Assessment of new or changed environments for child safety risks through the risk assessment
Mandatory reporting (Child protection risks not identified, reported and responded to)
Mandatory reporting procedure document, annual training on mandatory reporting, induction on mandatory reporting, child safety officers.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to a Child protection concern, please get in touch with us using one of the following channels: