Our safeguarding commitment to child and vulnerable people
Mercy Health is committed to keeping children and vulnerable people safe. This means:
- We listen to the voice of children and vulnerable people
- We do not tolerate abuse
- We have developed policies and procedures to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse
- We take allegations of abuse seriously and respond effectively
- We promote cultural safety for children and adults who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and from culturally and diverse linguistically backgrounds
- We provide a safe environment for children and adults with a disability
National Catholic Safeguarding Standards
Mercy Health is required to comply with the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS) which aligns with key national initiatives including the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
The NCSS provide a framework for Catholic organisations to foster a culture of safety and care for children and vulnerable adults.
Mercy Health is routinely audited against the NCSS with audit results made publicly available.
Commitment to safeguarding
Mercy Health’s commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable people is captured in key policies and procedures including:
- Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable People Policy
- Code of Conduct Policy
- Child Safety Policies
- Elder Abuse Management Procedures
- National Catholic Safeguarding Standards
- National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
- National Office for Child Safety
Last reviewed December 18, 2020.