Child Safety Statement

⦁ Highmount Preschool 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.
⦁ Highmount Preschool is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
⦁ Our Preschool has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.
⦁ Our Preschool is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
⦁ 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.

⦁ For a full copy of our Child Safety Environment policy please visit the policies section of our website.
⦁ If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.