Student Wellbeing

Child Safety

St Brendan’s 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

St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School is entrusted, in partnership with parents/guardians/caregivers who are the primary educators of their children, with the total education of the child. St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School staff, therefore have a duty of care to students during school operating hours and at other times when a staff/student relationship exists. Staff fulfil this duty by taking reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which they can reasonably foresee would be likely to result in harm or injury to the student.

At St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School child protection is very important to us. We work under the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) guidelines and use their policies to guide the procedures that are implemented in our school. The policies are found below.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding child safety please contact the Principal or Deputy Principal on 51 55 2712

Websites

Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL)

Resources

Four Critical Actions for Schools to Responding to Incidents, Disclosures and Suspicions of Child Abuse Commitment Statement to Child Safety Mandatory Reporting Guidelines

Policy Documents

DOSCEL Child Protection and Safety policy DOSCEL Protection of Children - Anti-Grooming Policy DOSCEL Duty of Care Policy DOSCEL Protection of Children - Failure to Disclose Policy DOSCEL Protection of Children - Failure to Protect Policy DOSCEL Mandatory Reporting Policy DOSCEL Pastrol Care Policy DOSCEL Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Policy DOSCEL Sexual consent, disclosure and school obligations St Brendan's CPS Child Protection and Safety Policy St Brendan's Catholic Primary School Antibullying Policy St Brendan's CPS - Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy Child-friendly Edition of our Child Safety Policy St Brendan's CPS - Child Safe Code of Conduct