This Australian Nanny Association (ANA) is committed to child protection and child safe environments.
A child is any persons aged from birth to eighteen years (UNICEF).
The Child Protection Policy:
- reflects the associations philosophy, which can include values, ethics or code of conduct for members, management, staff, children, families, students, volunteers and the community;
- establishes the procedures for child protection matters including identifying, documenting, reporting and managing concerns or incidents;
- maintains procedural fairness and natural justice concepts in all circumstances;
- identifies safe protective behaviours for all persons who access the association services, members and/or programs;
- abides by federal and state legislation;
- defines the appropriate direct or indirect physical contact between children and adults in the service;
- identifies and details the procedures when a notification is made by a member of the association of an adult harming a child; a child harming another child; or an adult harming another adult;
- details complaints, grievances and disciplinary procedures following the ANA Constitution;
- demonstrates a commitment to ongoing professional development for members
- identifies support and counselling services or agencies for all members, including strategies to deal with the media; and
- members reflect relevant ANA minimum standards and appropriate staff/child ratios.
(1) For the purpose of this policy, ‘persons’ include children, families, staff, volunteers and members.