Commitment to Child Safety

Forest Collective is committed to child safety. 

We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as do our artists, contractors, and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. 

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.

We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. 

All of our artists, contractors, and volunteers must agree to uphold this commitment to child safety when working with children. All artists, contractors, and volunteers, as well as children and their families, are given the opportunity to contribute to this commitment to child safety.