Child Safeguarding Statement

 

All adults have a duty of care to ensure children’s wellbeing and safety is the highest priority. 

At times my work involves projects that are child-centred and at other times it involves indirect contact with children (e.g. access to children’s data). In all cases, child safeguarding is a priority.

 

My child safe practice

  • I do not take photographs of children in the course of my work.

  • If my work task involves children’s data, that data is de-identified for analysis and reporting.

  • At a minimum, every three months on projects I lead, the child protection risk assessment is reviewed and discussed as a team. This serves both a reiterative training exercise and a review process.

  • I work for organisations that are committed to child protection and include child protection statements in their codes of conduct.

  • To meet project compliance requirements, I currently hold a Queensland Blue Card and a New South Wales Working with Children Check.

  • I undertake annual Australian Federal Police checks for the organisations I work for.

 

More information

In a world with heightened risks from COVID-19, ongoing conflicts, increased climate-related disasters, greater technology use and more migration, children are at risk. 

 

For more information on the Convention on the Right of the Child, click here.

For information on the Australian Government’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse, click here.

© 2020 by Jennifer Ross

ABN: 89 303 059 500