Commitment to Child Safety

The Les Twentyman Foundation (LTF) is committed to child safety.

We want all children and young people to be safe, empowered and respected.

We actively encourage the participation of children and young people in our LTF community and listen to their voices, ideas and opinions.

We are committed to creating a safe environment for children and young people across all LTF programs and activities.

We take all complaints and allegations seriously and respond to them in line with our organisational policies and procedures. We recognise that we have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect children and young people from harm which we promote in practice and policy. LTF has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse.

LTF is committed to the physical, emotional and environmental safety of children and young people including the prevention of harm through comprehensive risk identification and management procedures.

LTF actively promotes through its programs and partnerships, the participation of disadvantaged communities and groups. LTF actively supports the participation of children and young people who come from a culturally or linguistically diverse background and provide a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.

LTF works with Aboriginal communities to promote participation, the celebration of culture and the promotion of cultural safety practices for children and young people who are Aboriginal.

LTF practices stringent recruitment, screening and induction procedures for all staff and volunteers and provides regular training and education opportunities to ensure current and relevant sectoral knowledge.

LTF has a Code of Conduct which governs the practices of staff and volunteers alongside a child safe policy, rights and responsibility procedures and incident reporting procedures. LTF is governed by a Board who oversees practice frameworks and quality assurance.

LTF works with multiple agencies and businesses from across Australia to provide a strong culture of collaboration and support to ensure the best outcomes possible for children and young people.

LTF is committed to the safety of all Children and Young People.