CPL is committed to safety and well being 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 well being 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 well being 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 well being of children and young people is at risk; and
Value the input of and communicate regularly with families, guardians and carers.