Mount Waverley Secondary College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students and welcomes all children, young people and their families. We aim to create a culturally safe environment, both in person and online in which the diverse and unique identities of all our students are respected and valued. We are committed to ensuring our students are empowered about their rights, participating in decisions that affect them. Our ongoing focus is to ensure all staff, volunteers and visitors are aware of the child safety requirements and can identify and support our students when needed. Every person in our school community has an important role in promoting child safety and wellbeing and promptly raising issues or concerns about a child’s safety. All of our policies and procedures related to child safety will be reviewed annually.

The Child Safe Standards (the Standards) are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian schools to ensure they are well prepared to keep children and young people safe and protect them from abuse.

  • 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 – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school 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 are 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 – Ensure that 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 that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.
  • Ministerial Order 1359 provides the framework for child safety in schools.

 

Our School’s child safety policies and procedures

Overarching child safety documents for our school

Child Safety Policy

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Child Safety Responding and Reporting
Obligations Policy and Procedures

 

To view connected policies for child safety at our school please click HERE