Goodstart Early Learning has been recognised as a Child Safe Organisation at the 2023 Queensland Child Protection Week Awards. This prestigious award acknowledges the commitment of Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care to help ensure all children feel safe and are safe, at Goodstart, in their families and in their communities.
In particular, the award recognises Goodstart’s Safeguarding Children: Responsibilities for Nominated Supervisors program and their Look, Do, Tell Framework.
According to Goodstart’s National Lead for Safeguarding Children, Sara Evans, it is this organisation wide commitment to keeping children safe that was a highlight of Goodstart’s nomination,
“All centre leaders have completed our Safeguarding Children responsibilities for nominated supervisors and all Goodstarters are committed to our Look, Do, Tell Framework to prevent, identify and respond to child abuse, neglect and harm”, she said.
“These initiatives illustrate the exceptional commitment from all Goodstart centres in embedding a culture of child safety - amplifying and promoting the voice and rights of children. At Goodstart child safety is championed and modelled at all levels of the organisation, it is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture” she said.
Commenting on the awards, Child Safety Minister Craig Crawford said,
“Our award winners go above and beyond, to protect children from abuse and harm, we honour and applaud the work of these unsung heroes.”
Child Protection Week runs from 3 to 9 September 2023. You can read more about the Child Protection Week Awards here: https://thesector.com.au/2023/08/25/goodstart-early-learning-named-as-a-champion-of-child-protection-in-queensland-awards/
For more information on Goodstart’s commitment to Safeguarding Children visit the Goodstart website: www.goodstart.org.au/safeguarding-children