At St Angela’s Primary School, we acknowledge and understand that child safety is the responsibility of every person and is an integral aspect of student wellbeing. We aim to work collaboratively with parents, students and other community members to ensure a safe school environment.
Our commitment to the protection of students is based in our belief that each person is made in the image of God, and our ethos is to provide a safe and supportive environment. All students have the right to expect that the school will always act to protect them from any kind of harm.
We work under the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited Guidelines and use their policies to guide the procedures that are implemented in our school.
Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) is committed to creating an environment where the safety, wellbeing and participation of all children and young people is paramount. DOSCEL's Commitment Statement to Child Safety affirms our commitment to:
Protection of children and young people is based upon the belief that each person is made in the image and likeness of God, and that the inherent dignity of all should be recognised and fostered.
DOSCEL is committed to child protection strategies and procedures to ensure the care, safety and protection of all children and young people in Catholic schools in the Diocese and safeguarding children and young people against sexual, physical, psychological and emotional abuse and/or neglect.
St Angela of the Cross is committed to implementing and embedding the Child Safe Standards and requirements of Ministerial Order No. 1359
Child Safe Standard 1 – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued
Child Safe Standard 2 – Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture
Child Safe Standard 3 – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously
Child Safe Standard 4 – Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing
Child Safe Standard 5 – Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice
Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice
Child Safe Standard 7 – Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused
Child Safe Standard 8 – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training
Child Safe Standard 9 – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed
Child Safe Standard 10 – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved
Child Safe Standard 11 – Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people
Preventing and responding to child abuse requires a whole of community response to bring about broad cultural change. To this end, 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.
Ensuring we have child safe communities goes to the heart of our faith and core purpose. Therefore, we are dedicated to upholding the values and practices that create safe learning environments for students.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding Child Safety please contact our Child Safety Officers
Justin Greenwood firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachael Williams email@example.com
Phone: (03) 5622 9800
There are a number of supports available when responding to incidents, disclosures or suspicions of child abuse.
Industrial Relations / Human Resources
Victoria Police: 000
DHHS Child Protection: 131 278
Australian Childhood Foundation: 1800 176 453
Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA): 1800 806 292
Commission for Children and Young People: 1300 782 978
MensLine Australia: 1300 787 978
Office of the eSafety Commissioner: 1800 880 176
Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA): (03) 9287 8800
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation: (03) 9411 9411