Our Commitment to child safety
Bentleigh West Kindergarten: Statement of commitment to child safety
Our Kindergarten is committed to child safety.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered, and for their voices to be heard about decisions that affect their lives.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
Our Kindergarten has a zero tolerance for child abuse. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to report allegations, safety and wellbeing concerns to authorities, which we follow rigorously.
Our Kindergarten is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
We are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks. We aim to ensure every person involved in our Kindergarten understands the important and specific role they play, individually and collectively, to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all children is at the forefront of our care and decision-making.
We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal children, 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.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse, phone 000.