At St Patrick's Primary School our student's safety is of the utmost importance. The school ensures that all government regulations are adhered to with respect to child safety to make a student's time at St Patrick's not only an enjoyable experience, but also a safe one.
Child Safety Standards
The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.
To read more go to the Department of Education's webpage on PROTECT here.
Reportable Conduct Scheme
The Reportable Conduct Scheme came into force on 1 July 2017 and requires schools to respond to allegations of child abuse (and other child-related misconduct) made against the school's workers and volunteers, and to notify the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) of any allegations.
Reportable conduct includes sexual offences or misconduct or physical violence against, with or in the presence of a child, behaviour causing significant emotional or psychological harm to a child, or significant neglect of a child.
To read more, go to the Commission for Children and Young People webpage here.