Protection for Children at Risk of Harm
St. Stephen’s has a comprehensive Child Protection Policy. Our aim is to promote the safety and well being of children within our care and to protect them from all forms of abuse.
As professional Early Childhood workers we are classified as Mandatory Reporters. Thus we are obliged under the Child Protections (Working with Children) Act 2012 to report suspected abuse and neglect or situations that we suspect put a child at ‘risk of harm’. Further information in relation to Mandatory reporting and the support of vulnerable children and their families can be found at the following NSW Government websites https://reporter.childstory.nsw.gov.au/s/ and http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/for-agencies-that-work-with-us/child-protection-services