MercyCare is committed to providing the safest environment possible for children and young people.
We believe children and young people have a right to be safe, feel safe, be cared for and be respected…. Whatever they do. Wherever they are.
Our vision is for people and communities to thrive.
That’s why we are undertaking an independent accreditation in Safeguarding Children with the Australian Childhood Foundation.
This requires us to adhere to nationally recognised standards across all of our work with children and young people.
All of our employees and volunteers are screened and require Working With Children or National Police Checks before employment.
They are trained in child safety and must agree to guidelines for behaviour in our Safeguarding Children procedure.
We have mandatory reporting and follow-up if we become aware of any concerns about any child’s safety.
Safeguarding Children is the first phase of an absolute commitment by MercyCare to ensure protection for all vulnerable people – including children, young people, elderly people, new migrants and people with a disability.
Our pledge is to keep children, young people and all vulnerable people in our care safe from harm, so they have the opportunity to realise their full potential.