Commitment to the safety of children

Our commitment

Our commitment to the safety of children and young people is detailed within this statement, the Kirinari Code of Conduct, and our Child Protection and Safety and Child Safe Organisation Policies.


  • Is committed to providing services in a way that empowers children and safeguards children’s rights, including a safe environment to make complaints and raise concerns.
  • Ensures all children and young people feel welcome and are informed of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Advocates for children and young people to be involved in decisions affecting their care.
  • Sets clear standards and professional boundaries to ensure we act with integrity, purpose and with every child and young person’s best interest in all that we do.
  • Communicates honestly and transparently when supporting children and young people, their families, and their guardians/advocates to ensure that we continuously adapt and improve our supports.
  • Is committed to the promotion of:
    • the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
    • the cultural safety of cultural and linguistically diverse children
    • the safety and inclusion of children with disability
  • Is committed to comprehensive employment screening, induction, ongoing training, and education for staff. This includes mandatory Working with Children Checks and Police Record Checks for all staff and volunteers working with children and young people.
  • Has processes for identifying, reducing and responding to risks of child abuse.
  • Does everything possible to maintain the protections and safety of our physical and electronic environments.
  • Ensures that all personal information about children, young people and their families is treated in a way that respects the children and young people’s rights to confidentiality and dignity.

Kirinari does not accept any behaviour that fails to meet our values and these ideals.