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Scenario: Workplace Relationships Blue Bay Early Learning Centre has recently employed two trainess who are part of the local Aboriginal community. They will be mentored by Joyce, a senior team member, who is also from the same community. The centre Director is hoping to attract more children from the Aboriginal community to the service . The Director knows that having more staff from the community will contribute to sense of belonging and cultural safety. The trainees were selected in consultation with Aboriginal Elders from the community and the Director is pleased at the level of enthusiasm and support shown to the centre by the community. Joyce has also played a key role in the selection of the traineees and is looking forward to her mentorship role. To prepare the team for the trainees and new families the Director asked Joyce to run a series of workshops on cultural competence, cultural safety and anti-bias, and communicating with Aboriginal people. Joyce was also asked to invite Aboriginal Elders to a morning tea with the children and educators. To support the educators Joyce has also invited the team to submit any questions or concerns they may have about working with the local Aboriginal community. Joyce and the Director have been extremely pleased by the level of enthusiasm and professionalism shown by the educators.a) What message of cultural safety is the Director sending to the community by employing Aboriginal trainees?