About / Commitment to Child Safety
THE LES TWENTYMAN FOUNDATION WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
As part of the Child Safe Standards, we commit to:
- preventing the abuse of children and young people in our care, by identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks
- taking all allegations and concerns about abuse very seriously and responding to them consistently, in line with our policies and procedures
- complying with all legal requirements, including reporting suspicions of abuse to police and/or child protection.
We celebrate diversity across our organisation. In particular, we promote the equal participation and cultural, emotional and physical safety of children and young people who are often marginalised. This includes children and young people who are Aboriginal, from refugee or migrant backgrounds, who are same-sex attracted or gender diverse, and/or have a disability.
All staff and volunteers employed by the Les Twentyman Foundation are responsible for the care and protection of children and young people who participate in our organisation and for reporting information about abuse.
SAFETY CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON
If you have immediate safety concerns about a child or young person, please call 000.
If you have general safety concerns about a child or young person, please contact the Child Protection intake office where the child lives: Child protection contacts – DFFH Services
After 5pm and on weekends, contact the Child Protection After Hours service on 13 12 78.
If you need information about making a formal report or notification to the Commission for children and Young People, please see their Report a concern page.
If you have a concern about the safety of children or young people engaged with the Les Twentyman Foundation, or partner agencies, or you have a concern about any of our employees or volunteers, please contact our designated Child Safety Officer, Les Twentyman Foundation CEO, Paul Burke on 0408 569 155 or via [email protected].
COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE LES TWENTYMAN FOUNDATION
If you wish to make a complaint about the Les Twentyman Foundation – please contact us and we will provide further advice about your formal options in directing your complaint for appropriate consideration.