Cultural safety is about creating an environment that is safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Cultural safety is a fundamental human right. It's also a legislative requirement of public agencies to provide safety in the workplace.
The workplace environment, services and settings for health, wellbeing and safety must be culturally safe for all people.
For a fair and equitable society free from racism and discrimination, we must address the underlying causes of culturally unsafe practice.
Everyone has a responsibility for the cultural safety of Aboriginal people in their organisation. Everyone is responsible for how they work with Aboriginal staff, health consumers and clients of community services.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety framework
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety framework has been developed to help mainstream Victorian health, human and community services and the department to create culturally safe environments, services and workplaces.
The framework provides a continuous quality improvement model to strengthen the cultural safety of individuals and organisations.
For more information on the framework and guidelines document, see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety on the Health.vic website.