Ewing Kindergarten’s Commitment to Child Safety

Ewing Kindergarten is committed to child safety.

  • We want children to be safe, happy and empowered.
  • We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
  • We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
  • 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.
  • We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
  • Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
  • Our organisation has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
  • Our organisation is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
  • We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments based on the Child Safety Standards which are as follows:

Standard 1:        Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety

Standard 2:        A child safety policy or a statement of commitment to child safety

Standard 3:        Developing a Child Safety Code of Conduct

Standard 4:        Screening, supervision, training and other human resource practices that reduce the risk of child abuse

Standard 5:        Procedures for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse

Standard 6:        Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

Standard 7:        Strategies to promote child participation and empowerment