Child Safe Commitment

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Statement of Commitment

Hume City Council is a child safe organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse.
Council actively listens to and supports children to be strong, confident and self-determined citizens. Council provides a safe working environment that values child safety, diversity and inclusion for all children aged 0 – 18 and adheres to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation. 

Council acknowledges the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of older children; especially children from aboriginal or culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and those with a disability.

All allegations of abuse and safety concerns received by council will be acted upon in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.

Council requires the counsellors employees volunteers and contractors understand and follow child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards, and in the company of children.

Reporting child abuse

Victoria has a Reportable Conduct Scheme to oversee allegations of child abuse and misconduct.

Resources for parents and children

Child Wise fact sheets  

Bravehearts help for Parents 

Kids Helpline Phone Counselling Service.