Standard Three

Partnering with families, carers and communities

Families, carers and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safeguarding

3.1 Families and carers participate in decisions affecting their child.

3.1.1 The entity supports and encourages families and carers to take an active role in monitoring children’s safety when participating in activities.

3.2 The entity engages and openly communicates with families, carers and communities about its child safeguarding approach, and ensures relevant information is accessible.

3.2.1 The entity promotes open dialogue and provides a range of ways for families, carers and communities to contribute to discussions about its child safeguarding approach.

3.2.2 The entity provides families, carers and communities with relevant safeguarding information including contact details of the Safeguarding Committee [refer to Indicator 1.2.2] and/or Safeguarding Co-ordinator(s) [refer to Indicator 1.2.3].

3.3 Families, carers and communities have a say in the entity’s policies and practices.

3.3.1 Processes are in place to engage families, carers and communities about their views on policies and practices for keeping children safe.

3.4 Families, carers and communities are informed about the entity’s operations and governance.

3.4.1 The entity ensures families, carers and communities are aware of the roles and responsibilities of personnel providing ministries or activities directly to their children.

3.5 The entity takes a leadership role in raising community awareness of the dignity and rights of all children.

3.5.1 Appropriate to the context or setting, the entity actively promotes and/or participates in civic engagement activities and/or campaigns which promote whole of community awareness of children’s rights and child abuse prevention.

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