Our commitment to child safety and wellbeing

Anglicare WA believe children have the right to survival, development, protection and participation, as stated in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. We acknowledge the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and are committed to the protection of children and young people from harm, abuse and exploitation.  

Duty of care

At Anglicare WA it is our responsibility to always try to provide the safest possible programs and environments for children and young people. This can be achieved by identifying and managing risks that may lead to harm of children and young people.

Zero tolerance policy

Anglicare WA has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. We are committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure all children and young people we work with across Western Australia are provided a safe environment.

All about people

Anglicare WA believes that all children, young people, their families and communities should be equally protected regardless of nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender, ages, family, social background and culture, economic status, physical or mental health, or criminal background.

Our Child Safety and Wellbeing Framework

Our Child Safety and Wellbeing Framework is approved and supported by the Anglicare WA Board, Anglicare WA’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive team.

The Framework ensures our commitment to child safety through:

  • Creating environments and services where children and young people’s safety and wellbeing is placed at the centre of our values and actions
  • Genuinely engaging with and valuing the voices of children and young people, their families and communities
  • Having robust child-safe recruiting practices, worker Codes of Conduct and supervision
  • Compulsory training for all Anglicare WA personnel to understand harm and how to respond to concerns, disclosures, and/or allegations of harm and abuse
  • Having an accessible complaints process including child friendly processes
  • A commitment to continuously review and improve our systems to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our organisation

Report a concern

Should you have any concerns about the safety of a child, please contact us by phoning 1300 11 44 46 or email childsafe@anglicarewa.org.au

Feeling lost?

Anglicare WA offers a wide range of services and with more than 50 service locations across WA, we’re never too far away.

If you’re not sure where to go, call us on 1300 11 44 46.