We at the YMCA of Stanthorpe take seriously our responsibility to deliver a supportive environment that is caring, nurturing and safe. The YMCA of Stanthorpe board is committed to the YMCA ethos of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. We are committed to safeguarding the children and young people in our care from:
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional or Psychological abuse
We expect all within our organisation, regardless of their role or level of responsibility, to act to safeguard children from such harm by:
- Abiding by the practices and behaviours we have set as our standard when carrying out their roles
- Reporting any abuse or neglect of which they become aware - to our management and/or to external authorities responsible for child protection - or to police, regardless of whether that abuse is being perpetrated by personnel within our organisation, or by those outside our organisation - including those from the child's family, extended family, their family's extended network or strangers.
Our organisation's commitment to providing a safe environment for the children and young people to whom we provide services is endorsed and approved at the highest levels of our organisation.
The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Stanthorpe