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Child Safe Commitment

Child safety is a paramount concern today, and our moral and legal obligation is to provide a secure environment for all the children we serve.

Child Safe Organisation

MASP’s Therapeutic Model of Care defines our CARES values where S, for Safe, refers to embracing a culturally safe, Trauma-informed, and dependable ethos of our organisation.

For us, being a Child Safe Organisation in both Victoria and NSW means that we meet the highest child safety standards set by these two states, ensuring that children in the Mallee region receive the best possible care and protection.

MASP's Commitment to Child Safety​

MASP upholds the following principles and values:

  1. Zero Tolerance – MASP maintains a zero-tolerance stance toward child abuse. Any allegations or safety concerns are treated with the utmost seriousness and are consistently addressed in accordance with our robust policies and procedures.

  2. Legal and Moral Obligations – We recognise our legal and moral obligations to report any concerns about a child’s safety to the relevant authorities. We rigorously follow these obligations to ensure that children are protected.

  3. Prevention and Early Identification – MASP is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early on. We actively work to remove and reduce these risks to ensure the safety of all children under our care.

  4. Rigorous Recruitment Practices​ – Our organisation adheres to rigorous human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers. This ensures that individuals working with children meet the highest standards of suitability and commitment to child safety.

  5. Continuous Training and Education – MASP strongly emphasises regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers about child abuse risks and best practices for child protection.

Child Safe Standards

In our daily work, MASP frequently engages with groups of children and young people who may be particularly vulnerable to abuse. We recognise the unique challenges and vulnerabilities faced by:

Children and Young People in the Out of Home Care System: This includes those in Residential Care, Foster Care, and Kinship Care.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Children and Young People: We acknowledge the cultural sensitivity required when working with these communities and strive to provide culturally appropriate care and support.

Children and Young People from Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to providing inclusive care and services.

Children and Young People with Disabilities: We are dedicated to ensuring that children with disabilities receive the support and protection they need.

MASP has a zero-tolerance policy regarding any form of child abuse or maltreatment within our organisation. We also maintain zero tolerance for not reporting any suspected abuse or maltreatment, both internally and externally, to authorities, including the Police, Child Protection, and the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP).

For further information regarding our commitment to child safety or any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at