Child Safety

Our commitment to child safety

Pope Road Kindergarten:

  • wants all children to be safe, happy and empowered
  • values, respects and cares for children, staff and volunteers
  • is committed to the rights, safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including:
  • promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children
  • promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • promoting the safety of children with a disability
  • fosters opportunities for each child to participate, express their views and to learn and develop
  • has a zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with robust policies and procedures.
  • is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks
  • has legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are concerned about a child’s safety
  • continuously improves the way our kindergarten identifies risks of and responds to child abuse
  • has recruitment, induction and training practices for Committee members, staff and volunteers on children abuse
  • is committed to regular training and education for staff and volunteers on child abuse risks
  • has specific policies and procedures in place that support our board members, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments

For a full copy of our Child Safe Environment Policy please visit the policies section of our website. If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.