Our Commitment to Safeguarding Children

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is committed to being a child safe organisation. Supporting children and young people to thrive in their families and communities is a fundamental aspect of our work in providing a hand up to those facing adversity.

We strive to work with the wider community to prevent all forms of abuse against children and young people, and ensure that their inherent dignity, care and wellbeing are upheld.

We commit to:

  • Support and nurture all children and young people who come into contact with us;
  • Promote the rights, dignity and wellbeing of children and young people;
  • Enable children and young people to fully participate in our organisation and in their local communities;
  • Protect the safety of children and young people we work with, and guard them against abuse and all forms of harm;
  • Always put the best interests of children and young people first; and
  • Continually assess and evaluate our child safe strategies to ensure we remain vigilant in our work to support and protect children.