REED Child Safe Organisation Committee
Back L-R – Tracey Foster, Emma Willson, Paula Coker, Diksha Vinay, Mellissa Elliot, Sheillah Jepkorir
Front L-R – Nicole Derksen, Puja Burman, Tania Darby-Gethin, Madison Boothey
Absent from photo – Karalyn Walsh, Tanya Culloton, Kandie Nipher, Steven Sizer
Regional Early Education & Development Inc. is committed to providing high quality early childhood education, care and development. Our Child Safe Organisation Committee met on 3 April 2023 for a Committee Workshop. The core focus of the Committee is to champion and lead the implementation and compliance of the Child Safe Organisation framework, guided by the 10 principles of child safe organisations.
The Committee’s current focus is on creating a REED specific Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct. We were lucky enough to have Board Member and passionate CSO advocate, Mark Morrissey in attendance. Mark is a former Commissioner for Children and Young People in Tasmania, and he was involved in the Royal Commission in 2013, which led to the creation of the CSO framework.
As we progress this work, we will be seeking parent, community and staff volunteers to be a part of the REED Community Advisory Panel (CAP), to provide input, feedback and consultation. It is anticipated that the CAP will provide input and feedback on draft policies, procedures and practices prior to implementation. If you would like to be part of the CAP, you can register your interest here: https://forms.office.com/r/r2QZirZES3