CHILD SAFETY POLICY

Our Commitment to Child Safety 

Urban Seed Education and The Mutuality Project (USE/TMP) is committed to the highest standard of child safety, and will take all appropriate steps to develop, implement and maintain principles, policies and procedures which ensure children are safe and protected from harm. This includes publishing our child safety policy.

USE/TMP will fulfil all legal and other compliance requirements in relation to child safety and will fulfil the 7 Victorian standards for child safety for organisations working with children.

USE/TMP’s commitment to child safety includes taking all such steps as may be necessary to embed a continually improving culture of child safety throughout all levels of the organisation. To this end, we will:

  • Help staff and managers create an organisational culture that protects children from abuse
  • Ensure the organisation’s policies and practices reflect a commitment to child safety
  • Ensure responsible staff are aware of allegations and substantiated cases of abuse and responds in ways that protect children from abuse
  • Ensure staff and volunteers know and understand the organisation’s commitment to child safety
  • Commit to continuous improvement through regular reviews and updating policies and practices, and being open to scrutiny.

USE/TMP’s commitment to child safety will be communicated to participants and their families where our activities take place, including information about how any concerns can be reported to the appropriate authorities.

USE/TMP’s commitment to child safety includes a commitment to the safety of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability.

USE/TMP has zero tolerance for child abuse, is committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe, and actively works to empower children. USE/TMP will not knowingly engage any person as a staff member or volunteer who poses an unacceptable risk to children.

USE/TMP recognises that child safety relates not only to the physical environments in which we conduct our programs and activities but also in on-line environments in which children and young people regularly interact.

Contacting us about any concerns

If you have any concerns about child safety, please speak first to the Workshop or Walk Presenter.
If you need to raise any significant concern further, you can contact our CEO, Mayra, at mayra.stark@use.org.au or Evan at evan.morgan@use.org.au.