Child safety is embedded in our organisation through our vision, mission, CARE values, education and training, and our organisational policies and procedures. Our number one priority is in the best interests of the child/young person and keeping them safe.
Circle of Hope wants children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff.
Circle of Hope is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
Circle of Hope has zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures and in line with our legally mandatory reporting obligations.
Circle of Hope has legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
Circle of Hope is committed to preventing child abuse by identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
Circle of Hope has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff to maintain the safety and wellbeing of children and young persons who are a part of our service. Circle of Hope is committed to regularly training and educating our staff on child abuse risks.
Circle of Hope is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for all children.
Circle of Hope has specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our staff to achieve these commitments.