Child Safety Commitment

Mornington Peninsula Shire Statement of Commitment

Mornington Peninsula Shire (“MPS”) is committed to child safety. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children as well as our Councillors, employees, contractors and volunteers. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and in accordance with our robust policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we comply with rigorously.

Our organisation is committed to assisting in the prevention of child abuse, identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and recruitment policies and procedures for all Councillors, employees, contractors and volunteers and we are committed to training and educating them on child abuse risks and responsibilities. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place to support Councillors, our leadership team, employees, contractors and volunteers to achieve these commitments.