Child Safe Standards


THE CHILD SAFE STANDARDS

 

Ministerial Order No. 870 sets out the specific actions that schools need to take to meet the child safe standards. The introduction of child safe standards form part of the Victorian Government’s response to the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in schools.

 

The standards will promote cultures where protecting children from abuse is part of everyday thinking and practice in organisations.

 

The Child Safe Standards set out to create safe places for children to fully and actively participate in the life of the community benefiting everyone. Point Cook College will ensure that the children in its care are protected to the best of its ability and in line with their duty of care and the compulsory child safe standards.

 

 

THE STANDARDS

To create and maintain a child safe school, we will comply with the following standards.

 

Standard 1 - Good leadership & governance in child safe school - strategies to embed a school culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements

 

Standard 2 - Commitment to Child Safety Policy - a child safe statement of commitment to child safety

 

Standard 3 Code of Conduct - a code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children

 

Standard 4 Human Resources Practices - screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel

 

Standard 5 Reporting Child Abuse - processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse

 

Standard 6 Identifying and Reducing Risks - strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

 

Standard 7 Empowering Children - strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.

 

In complying with the child safe standards above, we will be mindful of the diversity of students and school communities and include the following inclusion principles as part of each standard:

 

  • promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children
  • promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • promoting the safety of children with a disability

 

Child Safety Resouces

 

PCC Child Safety Commitment 

Child Safe Standards - CSS-English-Plain

Child Safe Standards -CSS-Hindi

Child Safe Standards -CSS-Arabic

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