Children and Young People's Safety and Wellbeing

Our Commitment

Connect Health & Community - committed to children’s safety and wellbeing

Connect Health & Community is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all its workforce.

Our commitment to the community is to create and sustain an environment where all children are welcomed, safe and protected from abuse. We are dedicated to supporting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and a safe and inclusive environment for children with a disability.

To ensure we are as welcoming, safe and supportive as possible, Connect Health and Community is beginning our implementation of the newly legislated “Child Safe Standards”. These new standards are to ensure our organisation complies with all child safety laws; but most importantly to support and protect your child.

For more information on the Child Safe Standards on the Commission For Children and Young People web site click here.

You can contact us by emailing childrensafety@connecthealth.org.au or call (03) 9575 5349

How Can You Be Involved?

We invite participation in this important work from current families, children of our service and those in the local community. If you want to become involved to help us form the best possible environment to work with children, please register your interest via the email address below. 

Different forms of involvement are available and include:

  • Your child and/or you answering a few short questions with your current Health Professional at Connect Health and Community. Child friendly versions, with options of drawing will be included.
  • A focus group on children’s safety and wellbeing at Connect Health and Community
  • Joining our Children’s Safety Standards Working Group as a consumer
  • Proof reading and feedback on policies, procedures and documents we use with children
  • General ideas/suggestions to improve our work with children and work environment for children

Click here to complete the survey for current clients or read the consent information information for under 18's.

 

 

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