Child Safe Statement

Ensuring the safety of children and young people

Our commitment:

Baseline for Young People and the City of Whittlesea are committed to the safety, meaningful participation and empowerment of all children and young people. We celebrate diversity across our organisation, in particular we promote the equal participation and cultural, emotional and physical safety of children and young people who are often marginalised. This includes children and young people who are Aboriginal, from refugee or migrant backgrounds, who are same-sex attracted or gender diverse, and/or have a disability

Our policies:

We have zero tolerance of abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures. Baseline has legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about someone’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.

Our staff:

Baseline is committed to the recruitment and ongoing professional development of appropriately trained professionals. Staff receive regular training and information on a range of subjects relating to child abuse risks and responses. Baseline has specific policies, procedures and training in place that supports our leadership team and staff to achieve these commitments.

If you would like to know more about our processes, policies and procedures please ask us! We can be contacted on email baseline@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or phone 9404 8800.