Declaration and commitment to child safe environments

Break Free Health acknowledges that children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times, both under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016

Break Free Health hereby commit to provide a safe child environment that are safe and friendly settings where children and young people are protected and feel respected, valued, and encouraged to reach their full potential.

The purpose of this policy and procedure is to demonstrate Break Free Health’s commitment the safety of the children in its care, particularly:

  • take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach on child wellbeing and safety issues
  • value and embrace the opinions and views of children and young people
  • assist children and young people to build skills that will assist them to participate in society
  • focused, and take action on, the protection of children and young people from

Commitment to the safety of children and young people

Break Free Health is committed to providing a safe environment to all children and young people. Our policy complies with the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017, the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 and aligns with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

Break Free Health values and respect children and young people and welcome them regardless of their abilities, sex, gender, or social economic or cultural background. Bullying and harassment won’t be tolerated.

Break Free Health respects the human rights of children and young people.

Break Free Health is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.

Each child with a disability has the same rights and freedoms as all other children and Break Free Health will take each child’s best interests into account when providing services.

Break Free Health values and respects all children and young people regardless of their abilities, sex, gender or social economic or cultural background.

Break Free Health is committed to child safety.

Scope of policy

This policy applies to all Break Free Health employees, volunteers, students, and contractors referred to throughout the policy collectively as workers.

All workers of Break Free Health are required to agree in writing to accept and act in accordance with this policy.