Working with children

Child safety statement of commitment

OC Connections is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

OC Connections is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures. 

We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow. 

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. 

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.