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  • PYW aim to be a child safe organisation at all times.
  • We believe young people have the right to be safe and to grow in environments that are free of violence, exploitation & harm.
  • Our employees are subject toongoing monitoring and child safety training.
  • Our child safety strategy is informed by evidenceand best practice. We put young people first and encourage them to speak up and participate in decisions that affect their lives.
  • We listen to young people’s concerns and take them seriously.
  • We empower our young people to understand what healthy and safe relationshipslook like.
  • We respond to child protection concerns and share information with other agencies when required.
  • We report to Community Services when we have reasonable suspicions that a young person is at risk of significant harm.
  • We conduct reportable conduct investigations for the Ombudsman when allegations are made
  • We have a dedicated safeguarding and investigations officer responsible for responding to allegations of abuse and implementing strategies to prevent abuse.
  • We conduct extensive background checks on potential employees to identify people who are not suited to working with vulnerable young people.
  • We prevent harm by making environments, activities and systems safer for young people.
  • We have clear boundaries and expectations for how employees behave around young people. We support employees to understand and adhere to behaviour standards, but there are consequences whenever boundaries are crossed.