Central Coast Conservatorium is a Childsafe OrganisationOrganisations that involve children in their work should have a strong interest in keeping children safe in those environments. Good child safe policies and practices are the best way to reduce potential environmental risks and keep kids safer in those environments.
The child safe approach includes education and supervision of both paid and unpaid staff about appropriate and acceptable behaviours.
The Office of the Children’s Guardian encourages organisations to use a range of responses to manage the potential risks in their individual environments, including meeting their Working With Children Check legal obligations.
While a criminal record check can be an important tool in an organisation’s approach to being ‘child safe’, it cannot identify people who have not previously been caught or are yet to offend.
Implementing effective child safe policies and practices is the best way for an organisation to protect the children they are involved with.
A child safe organisation
- Develops child safe policies - Central Coast Conservatorium of Music (CCCOM) has established a Child Safety Risk Management Committee. We have child safe policies and continually update and review these policies to keep in line with legislation and the changing nature of our working environment.
- Has a child safe code of conduct - all paid and unpaid workers at CCCOM undergo an induction process where codes of conduct are established
- Ensures effective staff recruitment and training - all paid and unpaid workers at CCCOM must supply a current Working With Children Check and must complete child safety training on a regular basis
- Understands privacy considerations - CCCOM aims to protect the privacy of children to ensure they are kept safe
- Has a plan for managing risk - our Child Safe Risk Management Committee reviews risk management strategies for all environments where CCCOM delivers its programs
- Encourages children and young people to participate - the Child Safe Risk Management Committee aims to include children and their guardians in developing Child Safety Policies
- Effectively deals with concerns or complaints about behaviours towards a child - CCCOM takes all concerns raised or complaints made very seriously and will always act immediately to investigate such claims. If you have any concerns or you wish to make a complaint, please contact the CEO by email or by phone on 4324 7477.
- Attends child safe organisations training - CCCOM works with the Office of the Children's Guardian to deliver regular training to all paid and unpaid workers.
With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), parents and carers of children and young people with a disability will have greater choice about the services they use. Watch these videos produced by the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian.
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.