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Safeguarding Children and Young People at YMCA Victoria
“Every day our staff and volunteers are entrusted with the care of thousands of children and young people and it’s imperative we ensure they’re safe at all times. We know that children who feel safe - and are safe - are free to grow up healthy and happy; and we take our role in providing a safe environment for each and every child we care for very seriously.”YMCA Victoria CEO Peter Burns
At the Y we consider the safety and wellbeing of children and young people to be our highest priority.
At YMCA Victoria we are committed to providing a safe environment for all children and young people.
We have a strong commitment to our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, and have worked hard to ensure that our policies, procedures and practices enable us to provide the safest environment possible for children and young people. Our commitment also extends to providing developmentally appropriate and meaningful programs to the community, and working with children and their parents to help everyone become healthy and happy.
We recruit, train and support our staff and volunteers to care for the children and young people in our programs and services. We ensure that our staff and volunteers always act in the best interests of children and young people, take all reasonable steps to keep them safe, and to promptly respond to any concern regarding the safety or development of children in our care.
Our Safeguarding Children and Young People (SCYP) Policy applies to every staff member and volunteer at the Y and has been endorsed by the National Council of YMCAs and applies to every YMCA in Australia, and includes the following key elements:
For more information about our Safeguarding Children and Young People commitment and what that means for the families that use our services you can download our brochure.
Importantly, we know that it takes more than just great policies and procedures to keep children safe.
We have partnered with the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to continually improve our child protection processes, systems and monitoring programs. This partnership will ensure our actions comply with seven key safeguarding standards:
For more information about the YMCA commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young people, or to raise a concern; please complete the form below:
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ਜੇਕਰ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਦਦ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ, ਤਾਂ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ SafeguardingChildren@ymca.org.au ਤੇ ਈ-ਮੇਲ ਕਰੋ।
Haddii aad u baahan tahay in laguu turjumo macluumaadkan, fadlan email u dir SafeguardingChildren@ymca.org.au.
Nếu quý vị cần hỗ trợ dịch thuật thông tin này, vui lòng email SafeguardingChildren@ymca.org.au