Rowville 3 Year Old Kindergarten is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and, as such, is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe and child friendly environment.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to actively contributing to a child safe Kindergarten where children are protected from abuse.
Our commitment to the safety of children is based on our duty of care and responsibilities to children, always acting in their best interests and is reflected in our Kindergarten’s philosophy.
We are committed to ensuring children feel safe, empowered and are taken seriously if they raise concerns in relation to their safety and wellbeing.
We value and support diversity, inclusion and equality. In acknowledgment of the particular vulnerabilities of these groups of children, and in accordance with the child safe standards, we particularly support:
the cultural safety of Indigenous Australian children and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,
the participation and empowerment of children with a disability,
the safety of trans and gender diverse children and their families and ensuring that LGBTQI+ children and families feel included.
We are committed to ensuring staff, the committee of management, volunteers and contractors, depending on the nature of their role, understand that child safety is everyone’s responsibility.
We will ensure staff, the committee of management and volunteers are provided with the necessary support to fulfil their obligations in relation to child safety.
We will ensure staff, the committee of management and volunteers are educated in child safety including abuse risks and how to interact and behave with children.
All employees of Rowville 3 Year Old Kindergarten, including work experience students, agency staff, volunteers and independent contractors whilst at our service must abide by our Code of Conduct which specifies the standard of conduct required when working with children.
The protection of children is the responsibility of everyone involved at Rowville 3 Year Old Kindergarten. including staff, parents and volunteers. We all share the responsibility for promoting the wellbeing and safety of children.
Whenever there are concerns that a child is in immediate danger, the Police should be called on 000.