Policies and Procedures


D’FAT has adopted the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations:

  • Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture
  • Children and young people are informed about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously
  • Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing
  • Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice
  • People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice
  • Processes to respond to complaints and concerns are child focused
  • Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training
  • Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed
  • Implementation of the national child safe principles is regularly reviewed and improved
  • Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people

The Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy explains D’FAT’s commitment to these principles.

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