It is the intent of Educational Living to develop and deliver a quality education and training service that meets and/or exceeds our client’s expectations. Educational Living has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse. We are committed to delivering our training in a safe environment. This also extends to providing cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with a disability. When working with children in a school setting, Educational Living staff cooperate fully with the school where the children are being taught to ensure Child Safe practices are adhered to. We believe this empowers a child to speak up if there is a concern, which is fundamental to a child’s safety and well-being.
At recruitment stage all potential and new Educational Living employees are informed of the requirements to have a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) and to provide evidence that this is the case. This extends to holding a current WWCC for any additional states outside of Victoria where the employee is working. Where a current WWCC is not held the employee agrees to undertake this process. This is specified in the terms and conditions of employment.
All trainers/assessors will maintain the currency of their WWCC and forward any updated/renewed WWCC documents to head office. Where a trainer/assessor finds that they become declared as a ‘prohibited person’ then Educational Living will take steps to ensure that this person does not work with children and determine whether it is appropriate to continue to employ the person taking into consideration the checking process and other strategies we have in place, such as the advice from the screening agency.
All trainers/assessors are kept abreast of current child protection legislation. Educational Living prioritises child safety and promotes a shared responsibility in creating a child safe environment.