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Two Upcoming Accreditations in Early 2021

Baptist Care SA proactively pursues quality and manages risk in service delivery while continuing to support excellence through continuous improvement. 

 

Early in 2021, we will be undertaking two significant reaccreditation processes:

 

Child Wise Reaccreditation

 

Baptist Care SA takes child safety and protection very seriously. We are committed to the wellbeing of all children in our care. This is why all our staff

 

  • are trained in Safe Environments for Children and Young People
  • receive comprehensive induction training
  • have regular DHS Working with Children Background Checks

 

In addition, our recruitment and staff supervision processes are specifically designed to focus on child safety and encourage staff to report any areas of concern.

 

The accreditation is based on the 10 National Principles for Child Safe Organisation and involves a number of stages, including a self-assessment, clients’ surveys and interviews, site visits, staff interviews and review of our policies and training.  While re-accreditation has already started with a briefing to our Senior Management and Executive, most of the work is due to be undertaken in the first quarter of 2021. Further information will be provided.

 

White Ribbon Australia – Workplace Reaccreditation

 

 

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30 per cent of women worldwide, according to the 2013 World Health Organisation report.

 

Baptist Care SA has two White Ribbon Ambassadors: Nkweto Nkamba (Business Partner, Finance) and Grant Pearson (Senior Manager, Family Pathways). We have also developed an organisational Domestic (Family) Violence Work Directive, which can be found here: https://apps.baptistcaresa.org.au/policy/workdirectives/organisational/domestic.family.violence

 

A number of activities will be happening in the New Year to progress the reaccreditation process, including a staff survey to measure our perceptions of domestic violence.

 

If you or anybody you know are experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault, contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) for a 24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence counselling line or visit www.1800respect.org.au.

 

Pablo Rengifo
Manager, Quality & Risk

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