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 Our Lady Star of the Sea 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 Our Lady Star of the Sea 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 Education Board has ratified our policies and Code of Conduct in relation to Child Safety.
For further information in regard to child safety from the Catholic Education Melbourne, click here to go to their website.
For further information in regard to child safety from Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority, click here to go to their website.
Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
Click here to access the Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy for Our Lady Star of the Sea School.
Click here to access the Child Safety and Wellbeing Record Keeping Policy for Our Lady Star of the Sea School.
Code of Conduct Safeguarding Children and Young People
Click here to access the Child Safe Code of Conduct
Commitment Statement to Child Safety Click here
Reportable Conduct Scheme
Click here to access the Reportable Conduct Scheme.
Engaging Volunteers at Our Lady Star of the Sea School
Click here to access the Engaging Volunteers document
or click here to access the electronic version. You will be directed to the Engaging Volunteers document on Operoo.
Child Protection Reporting Obligations
Click here to access the Child Protection Reporting Obligations
Click here to access information regarding the Four Critical Actions for Schools - Responding to Incidents, Disclosures and Suspicions of Child Abuse
Guidelines Police and DHHS Interview Protocols
Click here to access the Police and DHHS Interview Protocol Guidelines
Working With Children Check Policy
Click here to access the Working With Children Check Policy for Our Lady Star of the Sea.