Child Safe Statement of Commitment

South Kingsville Community Centre is committed to the safety, well-being and best interests of children and young people.

South Kingsville Community Centre:

  • will uphold the rights of children and  young people who come into contact with South Kingsville Community Centre so that they feel heard on matters relevant to their safety and so that they feel safe and protected
  • will actively work to listen to and  empower children
  • has  zero-tolerance for child abuse and will take all allegations of reportable conduct and safety concerns very seriously, ensuring such conduct is dealt  with in accordance with SKCC policies, procedures and the law
  • is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks
  • has human resources and recruitment  practices for all staff and volunteers
  • will provide training and education to staff and volunteers on the Child Safe Standards, Reportable Conduct Scheme and creating a child-safe organisation
  • is committed to promoting cultural safety  for Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically  diverse backgrounds and providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
  • Commitment to the Cultural Safety of Aboriginal Children.

South Kingsville Community Centre requires all staff to uphold these commitments. South Kingsville Community Centre has specific policies, procedures and training to achieve these commitments.

Commitment to the Cultural Safety of Aboriginal Children

South Kingsville Community Centre is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

We are committed to:

  • Actively supporting and facilitating participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, young people and their families within our service
  • The safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children
  • Providing an educational program that strengthens Aboriginal children’s culture and identity
  • Actively supporting and encouraging Aboriginal children to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights
  • Supporting Aboriginal children and their families to identify as Aboriginal without fear of retribution or questioning
  •  Supporting Aboriginal children to maintain connection to their kinship ties, land and country
  • Supporting Aboriginal children to be taught their cultural heritage by Elders
  • Facilitating regular training and education on Aboriginal cultural and cultural safety
  • Establishing policies, procedures, systems and processes to create a culturally safe and inclusive environment and meet the needs of Aboriginal children, young people and their families

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South Kingsville Community Centre acknowledges the peoples of the Kulin nation as the Traditional Owners of these municipal lands and waterways. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.