Child Safety Policies | Telethon Speech & Hearing

Child Safety at TSH

Telethon Speech & Hearing is committed to upholding the rights and safety of all children and young people.

This includes being a child safe organisation where children, young people, families, and community members can feel that their culture, abilities and identities are respected.

Telethon Speech & Hearing acknowledges the Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Custodians/Owners of the land on which we work, live and build stronger communities for children and families to thrive. We recognise their continued custodianship and connection to land, waters and community and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We extend this respect to all First Nations people present today and welcome all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families to our centre and school.

National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

The principles below outline our commitment on being a child safe organisation that promotes child well-being and prevents harm to all young people.
  1. Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
  2. Children and young people are informed about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
  3. Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing. 
  4. Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
  5. People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
  6. Processes to respond to complaints and concerns are child focused.
  7. Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
  8. Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
  9. Implementation of the national child safe principles is regularly reviewed and improved.
  10. Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

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Infographic by TSH: National Principles for Child Safe Organisations