Westernport Water is Committed to Child Safety
Westernport Water’s Child Safe Statement
WPW has adopted the Child Safe Standards to create a Child Safe Organisation that protects children and young people from abuse in all forms, by committing to the following:
- All our employees and identified consultants or contractors required to engage in activities where children and young people are involved will acknowledge our ‘Child Safety Code of Conduct’, which specifies the expected standards of conduct and appropriate behaviours required when working with and in the company of children.
- Employees whose position requires them to engage in WPW activities where children and young people are involved will be required to hold a current Working with Children Check.
- Identified contractors and consultants who are directly required to engage in WPW activities where children and young people are involved, will be required to hold a current Working with Children Check.
- We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.
- We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety.
- We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and will be reported to the relevant authority.
- We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and removing or reducing these risks.
- We have established contract management and recruitment practices for all employees, and robust engagement practices for consultants and contractors.
- We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and in providing a safe environment for children with disability.
- We have specific policies, procedures, training and induction in place that support our management team, employees and to achieve these commitments.
For more information on Westernport Water’s Child Safety & Welfare Policy, please contact the People, Culture and Safety Team on 1300 720 711.