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Child Safety Standards

Child Safety

EPC takes child safety seriously.

Palliative Care services provided to children are delivered to the same high standards as all other clients. EPC has additional measures in place to ensure a child safe culture is embedded within the organisation.

All staff have a current Police Check and all clinical staff have a Working with Children Check.

The Victorian Child Safe Standards are:

  1. Organisations must establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued
  2. Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in an organisation's leadership, governance and culture
  3. Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously
  4. Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing
  5. Equity is upheld and the diverse needs of children and young people are respected in policy and practice
  6. People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice
  7. Processes for complaints and concerns within the organisation are child focused
  8. Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training
  9. Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed
  10. The implementation of the Child Safe Standards within the organisation is regularly reviewed and improved
  11. The organisation's policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people