Last updated - 13 October 2022
The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has a zero tolerance approach to child exploitation or abuse, and we are committed to promoting and maintaining a culture that provides a safe environment for children.
We recognise that all adults share the responsibility of preventing exploitation and abuse. The Mint is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe.
As part of our commitment, the Mint:
- Has adopted and implemented the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations,
- Has developed a Working with Young People Policy, a Child Safe Code of Conduct and Charter of Commitment for young people; that is currently under review by our internal consultative committee forums,
- Ensures all staff who are performing roles that have interaction with children hold valid Working with Vulnerable People status,
- Undertakes an annual risk assessment to evaluate the risk of harm to children and young people, and puts in place strategies to manage those risks.
Our operations and interaction with children
The Mint’s educational role is to provide an understanding of currency history and modern coin manufacturing methods to children, primarily school aged, through booked tours and general visitation. Staff understand the important and specific role they play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people taking part in programs provided by the Mint. Our Working with Young People Policy outlines how the Mint complies with each of the ten National Principles within the child safe framework.
Annual Risk Assessment
The Mint has undertaken regular risk assessments of our operations. Control measures are in place to ensure the Mint both operationalises our commitment to the safety and protection of children and young people and meets our obligations under the Commonwealth Child Safe Framework.
The Mint’s overarching residual risk rating is low.