Child Safety Code of Conduct

Child Safety Code of Conduct

All personnel of CETA Worldwide Education also know as CETA Homestay are responsible for the safety, participation, wellbeing and empowerment of children by

  • Taking all reasonable steps to protect children from abuse
  • Treating everyone with respect
  • Listening and responding to the views and concerns of children, particularly if they are telling you that they or another child have been abused and /or are worried about the safety of that of another
  • Promoting the culture safety, participation and empowerment of Indigenous children, and children with culturally linguistically diverse backgrounds (having Zero tolerance of discrimination) and children with disabilities
  • Reporting any allegations of child abuse or safety to the Police or Child Protection Services
  • If an allegation of child abuse is made, ensure quickly that the child or children are safe
  • Must not develop any ‘special ‘relationships with children that could be seen as favoritism
  • Must not exhibit behaviors with children which may be construed as unnecessarily

physical (eg.  Inappropriate sitting on laps.  Siting on laps maybe appropriate for very young children)

  • Must not put children at risk of abuse by locking doors whilst a child is in a room unsupervised
  • Must not do things of a personal nature that a child can do for themselves, such as toileting or changing clothes
  • Must not engage in open discussions of a mature or adult nature in the presence of children (for example an adult’s personal social activities)
  • Must not use inappropriate language in the presence of children
  • Must not express personal views on cultures, race of sexuality in the presence of children
  • Must not discriminate against any child because of culture, race, ethnicity or disability
  • Must not have on line contact with a child or their family unless it is necessary
  • Must not ignore or disregard any suspected or disclosed child abue
  • Must not humilitate children
  • Must not film or photograph a child without their consent.

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