Amberley O.S.H.C.

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2.16 Child Protection

Amberley OSHC is committed to protect each child and to develop and maintain a child safe environment.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Synthesis Trainers and Consultants
  • Child Protection Act 1999 and Regulations 2000
  • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
  • Qld Government Child and Young Workers Code of Practice 2006
  • NCAC Website 2009
  • Creating Safer Environments for Children National Framework 2005
  • Child Safety Unit (Qld Health)
  • Child Protection-Managing the Risks (CCYPCG)
  • CAPS Website 2010
  • Protect All Children Today (PACT) Website 2010

Procedures

 Responsibility

The Licensee of Amberley Outside School Hours Care has ultimate responsibility in ensuring that any risk factors are managed appropriately;

The Nominated Supervisor has responsibility to ensure that approved policies, practices and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained;

All staff have an overarching duty to ensure that a duty of care is maintained and that children are not exposed to any risk of harm whatsoever.

Self-Disclosure

No staff member will discuss personal details of their lifestyle choices with the children; No staff member will discuss the lifestyle choices of other staff or the

Service families with the children; All staff will maintain confidentiality at all times and will not share personal information about other staff or children.

Physical Contact

At no time will there be any unwarranted and/or inappropriate touching of a child; at no time shall a staff member encourage or permit inappropriate physical contact (for example, a massage).

Location

No staff member shall invite a child to their home without suitable justification;

No staff member shall be alone with a child after hours; No staff member shall drive a child unaccompanied unless it is in accordance with the Service policy on child transportation.

Favourtism

At all times, all children shall be treated equally and without specific favour;

Rewards for achieving specific goals shall be consistent and predetermined;

No staff member shall be permitted to give a gift to any one child (this does not include such events as birthdays where each child receives a gift on their birthday);

The value of any approved gift (such as birthday or Christmas) shall not exceed $10.00 per child.

Reviewed 9 February 2015, Updated 12 May 2015


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