Our Commitment to Child Safety

The Caroline Chisholm Society 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.

The Caroline Chisholm Society is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.

The Caroline Chisholm Society has robust human resources and recruitment practices to reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing board members, staff and volunteers.

The Caroline Chisholm Society is committed to regularly training and educating our board members, staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.

We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We have specific policies and procedures in place that support our board members, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

If you believe a child is at immediate risk, phone 000.

Privacy – Child Safety

All personal information considered or recorded will respect the privacy of the individuals involved, whether they be staff, volunteers, families or children, unless there is a risk to someone’s safety. Everyone is entitled to know how this information is recorded, what will be done with it and who will have access to it. This is intended to protect reporters and to ensure that all members of the Caroline Chisholm Society are comfortable to disclose any allegations or concerns in relation to child safety without repercussions.

Privacy Statement

At Caroline Chisholm Society, we are committed to protecting your privacy and your personal information and we are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (‘Privacy Act’) and Privacy and Data Protection Act (PDP Act) 2014 and will protect your personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles. These principles govern how we can collect, use, hold and disclose your personal information, as well as ensuring the quality and security of your personal information. We are also bound by relevant state laws in Victoria.

More Information

If you would like more information, contact the privacy officer by contacting our office on 9361 7000