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At YACVic we adhere and uphold the 7 Child Safe Standards and we believe that young people have the right to be heard, have their concerns taken seriously and have the right to privacy.
Our Child Safe Commitment
As part of the Child Safe Standards, we commit to:
preventing the abuse of children and young people in our care, by identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks
taking all allegations and concerns about abuse very seriously and responding to them consistently, in line with our policies and procedures
complying with all legal requirements, including reporting suspicions of abuse to police and/or child protection.
We actively work to hear and empower all children and young people involved with our organisation, through regular consultation and participation processes.
We celebrate diversity across our organisation. In particular, we promote the equal participation and cultural, emotional and physical safety of children and young people who are often marginalised. This includes children and young people who are Aboriginal, from refugee or migrant backgrounds, who are same-sex attracted or gender diverse, and/or have a disability.
All staff and volunteers employed by YACVic are responsible for the care and protection of children and young people who participate in our organisation and for reporting information about abuse.
If you have a concern about the safety of children or young people engaged with YACVic, its core or partner agencies, or you have a concern about any of our employees or volunteers, please contact our designated Child Safety Person, YACVic Chief Operating Officer, Shaye Chalmers, on on 9267 3799, 0437 088 384 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.