Child Safe Standards
Statement of Commitment
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA) is a Registered Training Organisation (TOID 0452) and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children. Those under the age of eighteen (18) years of age and who are supported, through participation in training courses through our Registered Training Organisation, have the right to feel and be safe.
All children, regardless of their gender, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, or family or social background, have equal rights to protection from abuse. We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices.
The PGA has zero tolerance for child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently in line with our policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are concerned about the safety of a child we are supporting.
We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children living with a disability.
The PGA is committed to preventing child abuse by identifying risks and removing or reducing these risks. Through our policies, procedures and code of conduct, we have implemented a Child Safe framework aligned to the legislative requirements of a registered training organisation including, but not limited to, the Working with Children Act 2005 (VIC) and Child Safe Standards (VIC). This includes having clear recruitment processes and providing education for all staff on child abuse risks.
A copy of our child safety reporting flowchart can be found here – Click Here