Child Safety

St John Bosco’s School is committed to upholding the 11 Child Safety Standards outlined in the Victorian Government’s Ministerial Order No. 1359

These standards include:

  1. Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.
  2. Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
  3. Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
  4. Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
  5. Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
  6. People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
  7. Processes for complaints and concerns are child-focused.
  8. Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
  9. Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
  10. Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
  11. Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

All parents will be required to sign and abide by the School Community Child Safety Code of Conduct.  This Code of Conduct has a specific focus on safeguarding our students at St John Bosco’s against abuse and neglect. It has been developed in accordance with the Victorian Government’s Ministerial Order No. 1359 to support the school’s Staff, Volunteer & Contractor Child Safety Code of Conduct and defines expectations of parents and those members of the school community, who may, at times act as volunteers.  In order to safeguard the children of SJB we ask all parents to sign this code of conduct.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Any parent wishing to participate in child centred works e.g. classroom helper and canteen will need to provide a current Working With Children Check to the office.  WWCC can be obtained through: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

 

For further information regarding our school policies pertaining to child safety please refer to our policy section housed under the Our School tab.