Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Kew and North Balwyn Playcentre

  • is committed to the rights of all children to feel safe, and be safe at all times, including: 

             * promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

             * promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

             * promoting the safety of children with a disability                                                                                           

  • values, respects and cares for children

  • fosters opportunities for each child to participate, express their views and to learn and develop

  • always acts in the best interests of each child and has zero tolerance of child abuse

  • takes all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of children at all times, whilst also promoting their learning and development

  • actively manages the risks of abuse or harm to each child, including fulfilling our duty of care and legal obligations to protect children and prevent any reasonable, foreseeable risk of injury or harm

  • continuously improves the way our service identifies risks of and responds to child abuse and encourages reporting and improved responses to allegations of abuse.