Adventure Patch is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We understand our responsibilities and statutory duty of care to comply with the Tasmanian Child Safe and Youth Safe Organisations Framework and the Reportable Conduct Scheme and to build our capacity as an organisation to prevent and respond to allegations of child abuse.
Adventure Patch is committed to implementing and abiding by our Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy based on the Child and Youth Safe Organisations Act 2023(Tas), which reinforces that Adventure Patch has zero tolerance for child abuse and raising awareness about the importance of child safety in our services and the community.
We are dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect and promote a child safe environment, maintaining children’s wellbeing. We adhere to our Child Protection Policy, standing by our mandatory reporting responsibilities to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse and neglect. We work to ensure there is a clear awareness between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour concerning adults and children.
We are committed to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, cultural safety for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability. We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices.
We will ensure employees with a responsibility for child safety are provided with training and ongoing professional development to ensure they are skilled to meet their obligations to identify and respond to the potential risk of or actual, harm, abuse or neglect , including mandatory reporting obligations, and are responsive to their responsibilities in keeping children safe.
We understand our obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and actively work to inform children about their right to be safe and what to do if they feel unsafe. This includes encouraging them to express their views and thoughts on matters that directly affect them.
We listen to and empower children to act on any concerns they or others may raise, which is reflective in our policies and procedures in keeping children safe.
To find out more about Adventure Patch or to discuss how our service might suit your family please contact us.