Reconciliation Action Plan
Leongatha Children's Centre's Vision for Reconciliation
Leongatha Children's Centre (LCC) recognises the importance and significance of Australia's First Peoples and how they have continued to shape Australia across several millennia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have shown strength and resilience when faced with continued adversity and are the leaders of change in their journey for equality and equity. LCC aims to address the inequalities and inequities faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which is fundamental for change. LCC aims to address imbalance through a holistic approach, focusing on education to foster understanding and respect both within the service and within the community.
LCC envisions an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and languages are recognised, respected and supported; where everyone knows and cares for the Country on which they live, learn, work and play.
LCC commits to continue to educate staff, families and children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, customs and languages in an open, meaningful and respectful manner. We feel education is the key to change, both internally within the service and externally within the broader community. Through education, individuals and groups are empowered with knowledge to recognise and understand fair and unfair practices and then take action to address this for a united Australia, where all are valued, and where all have equal and equitable opportunities. LCC will endeavour to create and maintain meaningful and respectful relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that facilitate understanding, knowledge sharing and respect. LCC will also seek to share our journey with the local community to encourage understanding and drive further change and reconciliation in broader society.