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Caring for families for over 60 years
Welcome to the Craig Family Centre
We offer a broad range of programs and events including Kindergarten, Sessional Care, Playgroups, Homework Club and a range of community programs through our Neighbourhood House.
At the heart of the Craig Family Centre, we aim to continue to grow with the Ashburton community and uphold our strong tradition of providing welcoming, relevant quality services to our local residents. At the Craig, we strive to ensure that individuals and families of all kinds are respected by, connected with and engaged in our local community.
We engage inclusively
We are sustainable
We are respectful
We are supportive
Commitment to Child Safety and Wellbeing
Craig Family Centre is committed to creating a child safe organisation where all children and young people are safe and feel safe.
At Craig Family Centre we have a greater focus on safety for those children and young people who are considered more at risk of abuse and neglect. Craig Family Centre actively supports and facilitates participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), those who are unable to live at home, children with a disability and/or children from sexuality and gender diverse groups (LGBTQIA+).
We have a commitment to managing both physical and online environments to keep children and young people safe through governance, systems, and processes. This statement provides the framework for the organisational approach to complying with best practice by aligning with Victorian Child Safe Standards in conjunction with the guiding National Principles for Child Safety.
We have a zero tolerance to abuse, racism, discrimination, and bullying.
We have an explicit commitment to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children.
The Craig Family Centre and I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, play, and learn. We pay our respect to Indigenous peoples and cultures of Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, including Elders past, present and emerging. The Craig Family Centre is committed to providing a child safe environment and has zero tolerance of any abuse or maltreatment of children or young people. The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is our first priority, and we recognise our responsibilities in protecting children from harm in physical and online settings. The Craig Family Centre values diversity and is committed to providing a culturally safe and inclusive environment for all children and families from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island, and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We uphold and advocate for the Rights of the Child, and actively empower children to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Craig Family Centre 7 Samarinda Ave, Ashburton VIC 3147 Telephone: (03) 9885 7789