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.
DOSCEL is committed to complying with Ministerial Order No. 870: Child Safe Standards - Managing the Risk of Child Abuse in Schools, and following the Victorian Child Safe Standards.
Child Safety also considers the diversity of all children, including (but not limited to) the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, and children who are vulnerable
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.
Victoria Police: 000
DHHS Child Protection: 131 278
Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation