DANCEMAJIC DANCE STUDIO`S commitment to child safety
Our organisation is committed to child safety.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect
all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all
children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety
concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust
policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are
worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We
are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety
of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to
providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
DANCEMAJIC DANCE STUDIO' S CHILD SAFETY STRATEGIES
Studio
The studio communicates that it has zero tolerance of child abuse (in any
form).
Child safety is a standing item for discussion at meetings of the studio
Child safety strategies are developed and enhanced through ongoing review of
the effectiveness of practice.
An appropriate reporting process is in place for child abuse that includes
overseeing outcomes.
The school governing authority oversees the implementation and
improvement of child safety strategies.
The studio communicates with the studio community about the studio’s child
safety strategies and their implementation.
Studio staff
Ensuring awareness of the child safety strategies and the allocated roles and
responsibilities.
Pre-employment reference checks that include checking for child safety.
Checking of identification for staff as part of recruitment.
Criminal history checks and confirming currency of Working with Children
Check/Victorian Institute of Teaching registration.
Child safety is a standing item for discussion at staff and manager meetings.
Staff are encouraged to report inappropriate behaviour.
Positive behaviours are recognised and encouraged.
Foster a culture of openness with approachable and supportive staff.
Children
Children are made aware of how to detect and report inappropriate behaviour.
Children are encouraged to report inappropriate behaviour.
Environment
The studio has child safety strategies in place for all physical studio
environments, that include:
regularly reviewing the physical environment to ensure all risks are identified
and managed
assessing new or changed physical environments for child safety risks
supervising or monitoring activities.
The studio has child safety strategies for its online environments (eg intranets,
online learning systems, social media) including:
clear boundaries of roles between staff and children
proactive strategies to detect inappropriate behaviour such as online searches (Google,
Facebook etc).