Child Safety and Wellbeing

Child Safety and Wellbeing

CheckUP Australia ('CheckUP') is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to better health for people and communities who need it most. CheckUP work with partner organisations and health providers to create healthier communities and reduce health inequities through a range of programs and initiatives.  
The 2013 findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse highlighted the needs and expectations of all organisations to safeguard children from Harm and Abuse. The Royal Commission recommended that all institutions in Australia that engage in child-related work be required to implement ten child safe standards, which have been incorporated into the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.  

Statement of Commitment  

CheckUPs is committed to child safety and wellbeing and its responsibilities though the implementation of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
The following Statement of Commitment to Child Safety and Wellbeing is the overarching statement that will outline the key values and principles of CheckUP’s approach to protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect.
CheckUP acknowledges that child protection is everyone’s responsibility. At CheckUP, all Board Directors, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), senior management, staff, representatives, contracted health professionals, contractors, consultants, students, visitors, and volunteers have a shared responsibility for contributing to the safety and protection of children.
CheckUP is committed to ensuring that children, young people, families and communities feel confident that CheckUP provides a safe environment where children’s rights, needs and interests are met.