Capable communities, strong families, thriving children.
Through effective services, support and connections, enable children, young people and families to thrive in caring communities.
We acknowledge and value the human and legal right of all individuals, evidenced by:
- + Maintaining confidentiality and privacy
- + Strengths perspective
- + Open communication
- + Support and information transparently provided
We maximise the opportunities for individuals and families to participate in local and broader communities, evidenced by:
- + Applying a systems, context-sensitive approach
- + Advocacy for services and social change
- + Promoting diversity
- + Seeking input and feedback to guide our efforts
We understand Family Life exists as part of a network of relationships and interactions evidenced by:
- + Involvement of community members
- + Co-operative and collaborative working with others
- + Consultation and partnerships
- + Commitment to learning with others
We encourage and strengthen individuals, families and communities to:
- + Know their rights and value their voice in consultations
- + Facilitating knowledge and skill sharing
- + Working with a strengths perspective
- + Promoting self agency for growth and change
Transforming lives for stronger communities
What drives us
We believe that every child has the right to grow up safely in the care of their families with the support of a caring community.
Family Life Statement of Commitment to Child and Youth Safety
Family Life is a youth and child safe organisation. We value, respect, and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people including the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and young people, culturally and/or linguistically diverse children and young people, gender and sexually diverse children and young people and children and young people with a disability.
Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. Safety concerns will be treated very seriously. Where appropriate and safe to do so concerns will be discussed with parents / carers to empower planned and joint action, consistent with our quality endorsed policies and procedures.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.
Read Family Life’s Children and Young People Policy