Safe People | Safe Programs | Safe Places
SUSA has been running programs in South Australian schools for over 70 years. Including both primary and secondary schools, our programs seek to enhance school communities and the individual wellbeing and education of students. Our fun filled programs range from classroom seminars,lunch-time programs, programs for ‘at-risk’ youth, camps and beach missions, just to name a few. But with fun comes responsibility, which is why we take our training very seriously.
Every SUSA program is well organised and has well-trained, prepared teams that manage them. In striving to run high quality programs, a considerable investment of time is spent in training and preparation. This investment is because we place our highest priority on the safety, care and wellbeing of every child and young person involved in every program and event.
Children and young people are THE MOST PRECIOUS AND VALUABLE GIFT that any community can have. Unfortunately, they’re also the most vulnerable, and susceptible to harm and abuse, and need to be protected and guarded against threats to their personal safety.
This is why we utilise the ChildSafe system of safety & risk management for ministry with children and young people.
ChildSafe has two key emphasis: Child Protection, and Safety (Risk) Management. The system has a strong focus on preventing the maltreatment of children, and responding appropriately when child abuse comes to light.
ChildSafe also assists the organisation to plan safe activities and programs using a risk management framework. The system covers a broad range of topics such as:
- Screening and recruiting
- Duty of care issues, with a code of practice for working with children and young people
- Supervision and work within a safe team
- Signs and indicators of child abuse, responding sensitively to disclosure of abuse
- Dealing with suspicions, disclosures and allegations relating to child protection issues
- Transportation and water-based activities as a particular risk focus
- Hygiene, medical safety, infection, food handling
- Accident and incident reporting, processing and analysis
- An Emergency Response process
For more information on ChildSafe, visit www.childsafe.org.au
Further information on our tough requirements for volunteers can be found in reading our Process, Procedure and Protocol