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Child Safe Standards

As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, there are new regulatory requirements regarding child safety, underpinned by new state-wide Child Safe Standards.

Keilor Primary School is committed to the safety of all its students and has developed policies and procedures that meet the requirements of the government child safe standards. The school policies and procedures provide the foundation and commitment to child safety.

Please click on the links below to access our school's child safe standards code of conduct and child safety policy.

 

Statement of commitment to child safety

 

Keilor Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

Keilor Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Keilor Primary School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in Keilor Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

 

 In its planning, decision-making and operations Keilor Primary School will:

1.    Take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;

2.    Value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;

3.    Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children

4.    Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;

5.    Provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;

6.    Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;

7.    Ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues;

8.    Report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;

9.    Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and

 

10. Value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.

Download:
KPS_Child_Safety_Code_of_Conduct.pdf
KPS_Child_Safety_Policy.pdf
Statement_of_Commitment_to_Child_Safety.pdf
W4Ks_Child_Safe_Policy_January_2016.pdf
Feeling_Safe_for_Primary_School_Students.pdf
Protecting_Children_from_Abuse_for_Parents_and_Carers.pdf