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The aim of this policy is to ensure that children who participate in our programs have a safe and happy experience. We support and respect our children, their families and our workers.
This policy is used to guide paid workers and volunteers on how to behave when interacting and engaging with children in our organisation. The policy focuses on how we can build and maintain a child-safe environment which is inclusive, transparent and promotes children’s participation.
Our organisation supports the active participation of children in the programs, activities and services which we offer. We provide a range of strategies to allow children to provide feedback or raise concerns. We listen to their views, respect what they have to say and involve them when we make decisions, especially about matters that will directly affect them.
The recruitment and selection process are crucially important to the safety and protection of children. Our organisation maintains a rigorous and consistent recruitment, screening and selection process. References will be contacted during the recruitment process to determine the working history of the candidate and their experience of working with children. Every paid-worker and volunteer of our organisation who is directly involved in children activities, such as, but not limited to teaching employees is required to provide a valid “Working with Children Check” delivered by the relevant NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian. Teaching workers are also strongly encouraged to complete the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian Child Safety e-training before commencing work with students up to 18 years of age.
Teaching and non-teaching workers, as well as volunteers, must report any behaviour or event which is suspected of being child exploitation or abuse (including possession of child exploitation material) by any staff member of our organisation, including voluntary workers and contractors. They must also report any information made to them by anyone which relates to child exploitation and abuse, and any non-compliance with this policy from any staff member or stakeholder.
Where an individual or organisation has already reported a behaviour or event, but becomes aware of additional information relating to such behaviour and event, such individual or organisation must also report that additional information. In relation to this policy, all complaints and their associated evidence must be reported to the General Manager, and in their absence, to the Secretary.
The complaints will be managed and dealt with in accordance with guidelines from the following organisations:
Our organisation promotes respect, fairness and consideration for all its paid-workers and volunteers.
All new paid-workers and volunteers will receive a copy of all policies and procedures relating to child protection before commencing to work for the organisation. A meeting will be set up by management to discuss those policies and procedures with these new paid-workers and volunteers to allow them to ask questions and to clarify their understanding.
All new paid-workers and volunteers will also receive a copy of both the organisation’s Employee’s Handbook and the Health and Safety Handbook containing the roles and responsibilities of paidworkers and volunteers, particularly those which relate to engaging with students under 18 years of age.
Child safety is a standing agenda item at meetings and paid-workers and volunteers are encouraged to ask questions and contribute to the
continuous improvement of child safe policies, procedures and practices in the workplace.
Regular meetings and information sessions relating to child protection and abuse will be held on a regular basis for paid-workers, volunteers and students.
This policy will be discussed during the induction process and children and parents joining our programs will receive a copy of this policy. Review
This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis and will consider comments and suggestions from our range of stakeholders including paid-workers, volunteers, children and their family.
The Alliance Française de Sydney is committed to respecting the planet and implementing processes and procedures throughout the organisation to reduce harm to the environment now, and for future generations. Alliance Française de Sydney recognises the need to reduce emissions and play our part, however small or big, in building a sustainable planet.
After conducted an institutional energy audit with the assistance of City of Sydney, we are implementing the recommendations of the audit, including installation of LED lighting throughout the building, using motion-censored lighting, and other energy efficiency measures.
Alliance Française de Sydney’s Senior Management and Board of Directors fully endorse this Environmental Policy.
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