Children and young people are present throughout our work at MiCare every day. This could be through our direct client work within Migrant Services, residential homes, children, and young people living in the homes of Elders we provide care to, as well as visitors to our workplaces. As an organisation that is guided by the Eden Alternative, we encourage meaningful relationships and contact with individuals of all ages. MiCare encourages children to attend our residential homes and works closely with Elders to build intergenerational relationships. Because of this, it is paramount to ensure MiCare has a child safe culture where all children and adolescents are and feel safe through ensuring child safety is embed within the culture and policies of MiCare.
MiCare is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We recognise the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our organisation is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and enables them to thrive.
The Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 outlines standards that as an organisation we are committed to meeting to ensure children and young people’s safety. These standards are a compulsory framework that supports the promotion of child safety by requiring organisations to implement policies to prevent, respond to and report allegations of child abuse.
We are currently working across all our business units to implement changes and make our organisation safer and more child friendly, but recognise this work needs to continue. MiCare is dedicated to responding and implementing changes to ensure we are compliant with all child safety requirements and our organisation is a place that is safe and welcoming for people of all ages.