The first of the eight ChildSafe training sessions for 2021 was held in late February, which was set out to educate colleagues on how we can protect children and young people anywhere and everywhere.
Thirteen colleagues from various programs and services gathered at our Cannington site for the half day workshop which was led by Coordinator of Social Inclusion Heidi Holmen and Parenting Support Facilitator Zoe Hughes.
Based on findings from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the workshop highlighted four key areas including awareness, prevention, responding and reporting concerns related to Child Safety. It also demonstrated how people can minimise risks and harm children and young people are prone to (both physical and emotional) so they are protected in all situations.
Our organisational commitment to preserving the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is unwavering, and this was made even more official in our decision to commence our Child safe accreditation with Child Wise Australia.
Along with our ChildSafe workshops, Communicare further demonstrates the ability to guide colleagues in creating child safe and friendly environments through actions, polices, procedures and corporate governance.
As part of our mission to create safe and inclusive communities, it is crucial to remember children and young people represent a large sum of this, which only emphasises our duty of care in guarding them, at work and abroad.
Have a look at some of the feedback below:
- "This workshop was very interesting and informative"
- "It was good to get an understanding of Communicre's processes when it comes to protecting to children, even though I may not work with them directly."
- "All the topics discussed were interesting and made me reflect on my role and how I can assess risks and keep children safe"
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