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Our commitment to the safety of children & young people

MCM is committed to the safety of all children and young people

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

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, or any other abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously.

We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s or young person’s safety, which we will follow rigorously.

We are committed to preventing all forms of abuse, especially child abuse, by identifying risks early, and by removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers supported by regular training and education on child safety to ensure we can fulfil this commitment.

We support and respect the diversity and individuality of all children and young people, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation or identity, belief, ability or culture.

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000

For further information about MCM’s commitment to the safety of all children and young people, please call 03 9977 0000.

The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

It was created in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.

The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years. MCM has joined the National Redress Scheme so people can access redress.

For more information on the National Redress Scheme, visit their website or call 1800 737 377.

 

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