The East Melbourne Child Care co-operative is committed to providing a child-safe environment, we
have participated in the Body Safe Superstars program each year in term 4 for three years. We find
this program extends to the mandated training as it involves all stakeholders. We run the Educators
training, Parent Training, and the Children’s program. This complements our policies, Code of conduct, and commitment to child safety. Below is some information on the Body Safe Superstars
program, alternatively you can go to their website bodysafetyaustralia.com.au
EMCC Statement of Commitment to Child Safety:
At EMCC we are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all the children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff, volunteers and families. We have procedures to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and will respond to them in line with our policy and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. EMCC is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We are committed to cultural safety of Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Our Body Safety Superstars! programs helps children understand body-ownership and the right to feel safe. We teach personal boundaries and build a sense of resilience and confidence that is carried through to adulthood.
Using songs, games, stories and other age-appropriate educational activities, our Body Safety Superstars! program for three and four-year-olds empower children with an understanding of bodily autonomy, consent and assertive communication, helping to prepare them for the transition to primary school.