Our Approach to Child Safety
At Guardian our top priority is ensuring that all children are safe and feel safe. We cherish the privilege to support families with the care and education of their children. We are committed to creating environments where all children are safe and feel confident and secure in our centres. Child safe practices are embedded at every level in our organisation, governance and culture.
Measures we have in place include:
- Every team member holds a valid, government approved Working with Children Check clearance and we maintain a centralised electronic database to ensure these clearances are current
- We complete reference checks from prior employers prior to permanent and casual team members commencing their employment
- We have policies focused on child safety including our Child Protection and Mandatory Reporting Policy
- We have child safety resources available to all team members on our internal website
- We ensure our children are adequately supervised at all times and we are committed to meeting the National Child Safe Standards in our centres and as an organisation
- All Responsible Persons (who are in day-to-day control of our Centres) undertake child protection training
- We do not permit educators to care for children outside of the centre environment e.g. no babysitting
- We have Safety Champions in all our Centres to advocate and drive best practice safety initiatives including child safety
- All visitors are required to log in using our central visitor log in system and are required to upload photographic evidence of their identification.
- All service providers who regularly attend centres are required to have valid working with children checks and also sign in using our system
- We have specialist Safety and Compliance teams to ensure we continuously monitor and improve our safety approaches across all Centres
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our Centres soon where we we’d be happy to share with you more information about our Safety practices and answer any questions you may have.