Centacare Central West and Orana is committed to being a Child Safe organisation.
We are committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all who use our services. We particularly seek to create conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children.
We have zero tolerance of all forms of abuse and we will only partner with similarly committed organisations.
We respect all children and young people – we listen to them, we proactively seek to understand their perspectives and include them in the work we do.
We have a duty to children and young people to ensure the staff who work with them are safe and skilled. In accordance with legislation, our staff are screened and checked for their suitability before employment. Our Code of Conduct sets clear day-to-day expectations for our staff, and we provide ongoing training to equip them with the most current knowledge and skills to work with children and young people, and to uphold Child Safe Standards.
We have detailed policies and procedures to guide how we listen, take seriously and respond to complaints and allegations of abuse.
We have regular checks to ensure that we comply with the Child Safe Standards, and we hold each other accountable and continue to look for ways we can improve.
Our Advisory Council, Leadership Team, staff, and volunteers – share this commitment. Our commitment is underscored by our core Catholic values and our Guiding Principles.
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