PEEL BRIGHT MINDS’ COMMITMENT TO THE NATIONAL PRINCIPALS FOR CHILD SAFE ORGANISATIONS
Peel Bright Minds adheres to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, anchoring safety and well-being within our organizational leadership and culture.
Empowering young individuals by informing them of their rights and involving them in impactful decisions is a serious commitment.
We actively advocate for family and community involvement in promoting child safety and well-being.
Our policies embrace diverse needs, and our staff and volunteers possess current Working with Children Checks and police clearances, aligning with suitable roles as mentors and ambassadors. Robust processes for handling complaints and reporting prioritize the welfare of children.
Equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills, our dedicated staff and volunteers undergo ongoing training to ensure the safety of young individuals.
Environments where children and young people interact are purposefully designed to foster safety and well-being.
Regular review and self-assessment against the National Child Safety Principles are integral to our commitment, documented in our policies and procedures.
This reinforces our unwavering dedication to maintaining a safe environment for children and young people.
The mentors chosen to participate are well experienced in running the activities and supervising participants. They are inducted at the start of all camps and mentorship programs and have completed the child safety training on the Child Safety platform. All mentors have WWCC, and police clearances. Mentors have the capacity to offer feedback for future program, to streamline the activities and for a robust complaints’ procedure.
Peel Bright Minds aims to continually review our processes and welcome feedback from the community, parents, mentors and participants to ensure transparency and currency of the program.
National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
1. Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
2. Children and young people are informed about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
3. Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
4. Equity is upheld, and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
5. People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
6. Processes to respond to complaints and concerns are child focused.
7. Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
8. Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
9. Implementation of the national child safe principles is regularly reviewed and improved.
10. Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.