Child Safety at Hume City Council
Commitment to Child Safety
Hume City Council is committed to keeping children and young people safe and protected. All children and young people who access services provided by Council have the right to be safe and feel safe.
The safety and well-being of children and young people in our care is our priority, and we have a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. Council is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where children and young people are valued and protected from harm and abuse.
Hume City Council is welcoming of all children and young people and is committed to the principles of cultural safety and inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children with a refugee or migrant background, those who have a disability and those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, gender diverse and asexual (LGBTIQA+). Council aims create child safe and friendly environments where children and young people feel safe and can fully participate. Council actively listens to and supports children to be strong, confident, and self-determined citizens.
Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
Council’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy outlines how we will work to ensure that children and young people are safe and protected from harm and are empowered to participate.