Child & vulnerable person safe place

The Office of the Public Guardian is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable people. We want children and vulnerable people to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children and vulnerable people, as well as our staff. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children and vulnerable people.

We have zero tolerance of abuse of children and vulnerable people, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures. We are committed to promoting cultural safety and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and vulnerable people and to providing a safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability. We are committed to promoting cultural safety for children and vulnerable people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for those with a disability.

We will:

  • be preventative rather than reacting to incidents after they occur
  • have clear boundaries and guidelines set for the behaviour of all staff, stakeholders and clients, with a clearly stated zero tolerance of abuse and harm
  • be open to people outside the organisation raising questions, comments and concerns
  • have disciplinary processes and grievance procedures in place
  • have rigorous recruitment strategies, supervision and ongoing training and education
  • provide support and guidance to clients, families and staff when concerns are expressed.

Supporting the safety of children and vulnerable people