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

  • promoting the (right to) safety of trans and gender diverse children and their families in ECEC settings

  • ensuring that LGBTIQ+ children and families feel included

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Commitment to the Cultural Safety of Aboriginal Children

Kew and North Balwyn Playcentre is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

We are committed to:

  • actively supporting and facilitating participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, young people and their families within our service

  • the safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children

  • providing an educational program that strengthens Aboriginal children’s culture and identity

  • actively supporting and encouraging Aboriginal children to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights

  • supporting Aboriginal children and their families to identify as Aboriginal without fear of retribution or questioning

  • supporting Aboriginal children to maintain connection to their kinship ties, land and country

  • supporting Aboriginal children to be taught their cultural heritage by Elders

  • facilitating regular training and education on Aboriginal cultural and cultural safety

  • establishing policies, procedures, systems and processes to create a culturally safe and inclusive environment and meet the needs of Aboriginal children, young people and their families.