Child Safety

Jells Park Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children. As part of our commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report and Ministirial Order 870, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there are new policies and proceedures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure we are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.

Standard One: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements.

Commitment to Child Safety 

Standard Two: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety.

Child Protection and Mandatory Protection Policy

 

Standard Three: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children.

Code of Conduct

 

Standard Four: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel.

Staff code of conduct

Staff manual

Hiring Practices

Standard Five: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.

Child Safety & Mandatory Reporting Policy

All staff complete Mandatory Reporting online training annually

Standard Six: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse.

OH&S Policy

Standard Seven: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children

Student Wellbeing Policy

Use of Department of Education recommended learning materials such as 'Catching on Early' and ' Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships'.