- CPL is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
- CPL has zero tolerance for child abuse.
- CPL is committed to providing a child-safe environment where children and young people with a disability are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Every person working within CPL has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play – individually and collectively – to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
- Create environments and services where children and young people’s safety and wellbeing is placed at the centre of our values and actions;
- Value and empower children and young people to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
- Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children and young people;
- Respect diversity in cultures;
- Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and young people, and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
- Provide guidance to all staff and volunteers on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children and young people;
- Ensure children and young people know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues;
- Report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;
- Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations if the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is at risk; and
- Value the input of and communicate regularly with families, guardians and carers.