CHILD SAFETY COMMITMENT

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Our members, volunteers and employees understand that child safety is everyone’s responsibility and is at the centre of all that we do and every decision we make.

We have zero tolerance for child abuse or neglect.

We are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect them. This includes but is not limited to the cultural safety of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, children from diverse cultural, linguistic, and/or religious backgrounds, children who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+), and children with a disability.

Whilst all Society programs and activities may not involve regular contact with children by members, volunteers and employees, it is the decision of the Society State Council that all Society programs and activities will be subject to the Child Safety Policy.