CHILD SAFE STANDARDS
Victoria has introduced compulsory minimum standards for organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from abuse (Child Safety and Wellbeing Act). The Child Safe Standards form part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry (2013).
Our Commitment to Child Safety
The Heidelberg & District School of Dance is committed to child safety.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety.
The Heidelberg & District School of Dance is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
The Heidelberg & District School of Dance is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
Child Safety Code of Conduct
At HD Dance we expect staff and volunteers to proactively ensure the safety of children at all times and to take appropriate action if there are concerns about the safety of any child at the school.
Our Child Safety Code of Conduct recognises the critical role that staff and volunteers play in protecting the students in our care; and establishes clear expectations of staff and volunteers for appropriate behaviour with children in order to safeguard them against abuse and or neglect.
Child Safety Officer
Lisa Archer – Director & Prinicpal