Commitment to safeguarding children and young people

Access our child protection policy here.

Your child’s safety is our number one priority; we at Elwood Shule have made a commitment that all our staff and volunteers will act to safeguard children and young people by:

  • Adopting appropriate practices and behaviour; and
  • Reporting any abuse by staff or volunteers within our organization or by others.

We have communicated our commitment to all our staff and volunteers and given them access to a copy of our commitment statement.

We believe children who come to our Shule, Hebrew School and functions should:

  • feel comfortable
  • be cared for
  • feel safe and be safe.

Everyone who works here does their best to make sure children are protected from any harm.

Our Hebrew School students are made aware, in language they can understand, that:

  • It is not okay for anyone to hurt your feelings or your body.
  • It is okay for you to say NO to an adult if they ask you to do something that makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
  • If you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable we will listen to you and act to help you.
  • It is always okay to tell someone if you are not feeling comfortable or safe or if you have been hurt.
  • If you are unhappy with the way you are being treated please tell a staff member or a parent.

Child Protection Policy

Rabbi Shmuel & Rivki and any Hebrew School staff have a Working with Children Check. Rabbi Shmuel & Rivki and the Board of Management have completed a training course through the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Safeguarding Children Program.

We have worked closely with the ACF to develop a comprehensive child protection policy and procedures, to which our Board of Management, staff and volunteers are 100% committed to, ensuring that all children and young people attending our programs are given the best care in the safest environment possible.

Access our Child Protection Policy here. 

To read more about the program through which we are undergoing accreditation, please visit www.safeguardingchildren.com.au and www.childhood.org.au.