Standard Four

Equity is promoted and diversity is respected

Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice

4.1 The diverse circumstances and backgrounds of children and adults at risk are acknowledged and accommodated by providing appropriate support.

4.1.1 The Safeguarding Policy and procedures demonstrate an understanding, and awareness of the diverse circumstances and experiences that increase the risk of abuse.

4.1.2 The Complaints Handling Policy and procedures address barriers that may prevent a disclosure of abuse being made; and that hinder personnel from recognising and responding appropriately.

4.2 Children and adults have access to information, support and complaints processes in ways that promote inclusion, are culturally safe, and accessible.

4.2.1 Information about complaints processes and support are provided in culturally safe, accessible, and easy to understand formats.

4.3 The diverse needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those living with disability, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children and adults who are unable to live at home, and those of diverse sexuality, are acknowledged.

4.3.1 The Safeguarding Policy and procedures empower children and adults by reflecting attitudes and behaviours that respect their inherent dignity, are inclusive and are responsive to diverse needs.

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