Our school has a focus on child safety and to fulfill the requirements of the Victorian Parliament Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015 (Vic.) which introduced into law the Victorian Child-Safe Standards, particularly those requirements needed to be in place by 1 August 2016.
The Catholic Education Commission Victoria is committed to strengthen the practice for the protection of children in line with the Victorian Government Child Safety reforms. The Commitment Statement from Catholic Education Commission Victoria can be accessed at by clicking here.
Preventing and responding to child abuse and keeping children safe requires a community response to bring about broad cultural change so Child Safety is everyone's responsibility. The Victorian Child Safe Standards apply to a broad range of organisations that provide services for children, including schools, churches, sporting clubs and youth services.
Whilst St Patrick's Parish Primary School is compliant with the Child Safety requirements Child Safety is an ongoing commitment and our school will continually monitor, review and evaluate our policies and practices to maintain the requirements in regard to awareness, understanding and organisational preventative measures to ensure the safety of the students at St Patrick's Parish Primary School.
Our staff are committed to understanding and accepting the associated policies and Code of Conduct which gives clarity and clear direction for Child Safety.
Our School Advisory Council has reviewed our policies and Code of Conduct in relation to Child Safety.