Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Purpose

South Coast Nannies (SCN) acknowledges that children have the right to be free from harm and to play, learn, and be cared for in a safe and secure environment.

Scope

Management and Staff employed by SCN have a duty of care to act responsibly and ethically towards children to ensure their safety and well being.

Responsibilities

SCN management are responsible for ensuring that Nannies comply with child safety and wellbeing principles throughout all aspects of their employment.

Relevant legislation and standards

  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989
  • ACEQA Standard 2 Childrens Health and Safety 1300 422 327
  • National Principles for Child Safe Organisations 2018
  • Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012
  • Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998
  • Child Protection (Working with Children) and Other Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2016
  • Office of the Children’s Guardian 02 8219 3777
  • Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (the Care Act). 
  • Child Protection Helpline  13 2111

The National Principles are:

  • Underpinned by a child rights, strengths-based approach.
  • Designed to allow for flexibility in implementation across all sectors engaging with children and young people, and in organisations of various sizes.
  • Aligned with existing child safe approaches at the state and territory level.