At all levels of our organisation, Kurrajong commits to create appropriate cultures, adopt strategies and act to prevent harm to children. We will do this by developing and maintaining policies that adhere to the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission Practice Standards and the Child Safe Standards, and having risk assessed procedures and environments. We will be vigilant in our staff recruitment and provide appropriately targeted staff training. Through acceptance of our Code of Conduct, staff will act to systematically:
- Adhere to organisational policies and procedures to ensure children are safe and free from harm.
- Adhere to organisational policies and procedures to ensure any incidents of harm to children are identified and reported to the appropriate authorities through our Incident Reporting System.
- Respond appropriately to disclosures, allegations and suspicions of harm through our Complaint Management System.
Kurrajong will apply appropriate risk management strategies to ensure that our systems are robust to protect children from abuse and neglect.
The Child Safe Standards available on the Office of the Children’s Guardian website, provides a framework for making organisations safer for children. They have been accepted by the NSW government. Based on extensive research and consultation, the Standards provide tangible guidance for organisations to create cultures, adopt strategies and act to put the interests of children first, to keep them safe from harm.