Apollo Parkways Pre-School Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

 

Apollo Parkways Pre-school is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Apollo Parkways Pre-school has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Apollo Parkways Pre-school is committed to providing a child safe environment wherein 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in the Apollo Parkways Pre-school community has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays, individually and collectively, in ensuring that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

At Apollo Parkways Pre-school we know that children learn best when they feel safe and are safe. We actively minimise risk in the physical environment and promote psychological and emotional safety by building trusting and respectful relationships with each child in our care.  All staff complete the latest Child Safe Training through the Department of Education and remain up-to-date with current research, in line with National regulations and law and the 11 Child Safe Standards. This ensures that our staff can promote and maintain a culture of safety.

 

At Apollo Parkways Pre-school, all our volunteers are required to hold current Working with Children Checks.  We help ensure our children have the knowledge and confidence to speak to someone if they do not feel safe.  Where there are concerns regarding the safety of children, our staff are ethical, professional and timely in our communication of concerns.  Please refer to our ‘Child Safe Environment Policy’ and ‘Code of Conduct’ on our website for further information.

 

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