At St. Joseph’s we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children as a central and fundamental responsibility of our school. At all times, the ongoing safety and wellbeing of all children at St. Joseph’s will be the primary focus of care and decision-making, with particular attention paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability. This commitment to child safety is reflected in all policies and procedures at our school.
All Child Safety policies and procedures are regularly evaluated and updated by staff and the School Advisory Council, in line with child safety guidelines from the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools (MACs).
The following policies outline our beliefs and actions related to the safety and wellbeing of the children in our care at St Joseph's:
St Joseph's Child Safety Policy
St Joseph's Child Safety Code of Conduct
Recognising and Responding to Abuse: Reporting Obligations
St Joseph's Reportable Conduct Policy
Reporting Criteria: Failure to Disclose Guidelines
School Processes for Mandatory Reporting
Child Abuse Support: Four Critical Actions
Procedures for ensuring staff are informed about mandatory reporting procedures
School Staff Recruitment Policy