Our Child Safe Commitment
ACT FOR KIDS IS COMMITTED TO BEING A CHILD SAFE ORGANISATION
Act for Kids is committed to the protection of children’s human and legal rights to be safe, heard and cared for. At Act for Kids, we work with children, young people and families who may have experienced adversity and have made it our purpose to help keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.
We partner with families to build their resilience and help them keep their kids safe and thriving. If our team members become aware that a child or young person is at risk of, or experiencing, harm we talk openly to families about our worries and work with protective caregivers to respond to and plan for safety. If we are really worried about a child’s safety we will also report our concerns to the relevant child protection authority, however where possible, these reports are made in partnership with families to ensure the best outcomes for kids.
At Act for Kids, we comply with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, the Victorian Child Safe Standards & the South Australian Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care. Each of these standards are a minimum set of requirements for organisations providing services to children in the relevant jurisdictions. This ensures that children’s voices are heard and prioritised, their safety is promoted, child harm is prevented and allegations of child harm are properly responded to.
If you have concerns that a child is at risk of significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect, please report to your state or territory’s Child Protection agency.
For more information on the National Child Safe Principles
For more information on the Victorian Child Safe Standards