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Child-Safe Policies and Procedures 

Read the documents that guide the actions of every Goodstart employee to ensure that children feel safe and are safe from abuse, neglect and harm.  


Safety, Health and Wellbeing 

Safeguarding children from abuse, neglect and harm and ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people, their families, Goodstarters and visitors to our Centres and sites is Goodstart’s first and most important obligation.  For those in our Centres, creating and maintaining safe and nurturing environments, supported by high quality teaching and supervision, ensures all children have the learning, development, and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.  

We recognise that our people are the key to bringing our Safety Commitment to life and that Goodstarter safety, health and wellbeing drives excellent child and family experiences. All Goodstarters put the safety, health and wellbeing of themselves, co-workers, children and families first in all that they do.  

To view our NQS2 Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy click here


Safeguarding Children 

Our safeguarding children requirement informs all Goodstarters of their obligations to act ethically towards children and their roles and responsibilities in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. It sets out the organisation’s expectations, practices and approach in relation to the Child Safe Standards and National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. It also provides guidance on the processes, procedures and practices that aim to keep children safe and well, and to promote and protect their rights. 

To view our NQS2 Safeguarding Children Requirement click here.


Code of Conduct and Child Safe Behaviour Standards  

Our Code of Conduct sets the standard and expectations of all Goodstarters. It applies to anyone representing Goodstart - including centre and CSO team members, board members, students, volunteers, interns, and service providers.  It seeks commitment from every person representing Goodstart to uphold our foundational values and behaviours consistently in every action we take and every decision we make.   

Our Code of Conduct makes clear our expectations of us as Goodstarters.

The child safe behaviour standards set out the expectations for how all Goodstarter’s should behave around children at all times, (when at Goodstart and when not at Goodstart, including online). 

To view our BM10 Child Safe Behaviour Standards click here.


Child Safe Environment  

Our child safe environment requirement outlines how Goodstart maintains physical, psychological, and online environments that promote cultural safety and keep children safe and well. 

To view our NQS2 Child Safe Environment Requirement click here.