Burnet Institute Child Protection: Overview

Burnet Institute recognises that children and youth have a right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse.

Burnet Institute recognises that children and youth have a right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse.

Burnet Institute maintains the principle that the protection of the child and their rights are paramount and that child abuse is never acceptable.

Burnet Institute works with a range of partners from government through to community levels, both in Australia and overseas, involving young people in programs such as peer education, school programs and as researchers. Some programs target vulnerable groups such as sex workers and drug users including some young people under the age of 18 years. Children and young people are likely to be present in all communities that Burnet Institute staff and representatives work in or visit through the course of their work.

The Child Protection Policy has been written to recognise and provide guidance and direction on the responsibility that Burnet Institute has to those children with whom its staff, volunteers, consultants, partners and supporters may come into contact.

The Burnet Institute Child Protection Code of Conduct is to be read and signed by all Burnet Institute staff and representatives undertaking activities in overseas developing countries.

Contact Details

Mary-Ann Nicholas

Head, Project Management Office

Telephone

+61392822213

Email

mary-ann.nicholas@burnet.edu.au