Child Safe Policy


Polyglot Theatre is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and recognises their role as vital and active participants in the organisation. We involve children when making decisions; as collaborators, instigators and audience. Our work exists to give children the power to be in control. Polyglot encourages children to express their views on safety and harm, and in turn we listen and respect what they have to say, especially about matters that directly affect them. Polyglot recognises that all children have a right to feel safe and upholds zero tolerance for child abuse.

Polyglot Theatre is committed to:

  • Promoting the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. We believe in the power of the arts to transform children’s lives, fueling imagination, ambition and creativity in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Creating an organisational culture of child safety by ensuring robust practices and policies that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers in keeping children safe.
  • Ensuring all safety concerns and allegations of suspected child abuse are treated seriously and are guided by our legal and moral obligations.
  • Welcoming all children, their families and support persons. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and we provide a safe and secure environment for children with disabilities.

Polyglot Theatre will not hesitate to take action to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and cultural harm. We also support the rights and well-being of staff, contractors and volunteers and encourage their active participation in building and maintaining a secure environment for all children involved in Polyglot’s activities.