Child Safe Standards
Hawthorn Early Years Child Safe Standards
Hawthorn Early Years has zero tolerance for child abuse and will create an environment where the health, safety and wellbeing of all children attending the Service, is assured. The Service has systems in place to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously, responding to them consistently and in line with the organisation’s Policies and Procedures.
As part of the Child Safe Standards employees are asked to sign a Child Safe Code of Conduct (this is available in the policies section of the website here). Included in this Code of Conduct employees are unable to have contact with a child or their family outside of our organisation without the child safety officer’s knowledge and/or consent.
The Rights of the Child
The best interests of children are our primary consideration. We acknowledge that children are the bearers of rights which are upheld in our daily practice, routines, experiences, and events.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an agreement by countries, including Australia, who have promised to protect children’s rights. It explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children.
More information can be found at: https://www.unicef.org/child-rights-convention