REDHS is committed to child safety. As an organisation we:
- Are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children
- Support and respect all children, as well as our workforce
- Have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures
- Have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously
- Are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks
- Are committed to regularly training and educating our workforce on child abuse risks
- Are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
REDHS has specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, workforce to achieve these commitments.
Supporting the Vulnerable – Family Violence, Child Wellbeing and Safety
Under Part 5A of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 and Part 6A of the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 Information Sharing Schemes, Risk Assessment Entities can request information to assess and manage family violence risk and/or promote a child’s wellbeing of safety.
- REDHS Child Safe Code of Conduct
- REDHS Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Schemes (FVISS and CISS) Request Form
- REDHS Information about the process for requesting information
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.