Croydon Community SchoolChild Safe
Croydon Community School & OPTIONS is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
Every person involved in the school has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
We are committed to the safety, happiness, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.
The school has zero tolerance for child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently within the school’s policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing those risks.
We are committed to following Departmental practices regarding Human Resources and recruitment for all staff and volunteers. Our school is also committed, as well as obligated to regularly training and educating staff, volunteers and visitors on child abuse risks.
We are committed and obligated to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the safety, empowerment and participation of students from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety, empowerment and participation of children with a disability and special needs.
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our Leadership Team, staff, volunteers and visitors to achieve these commitments
Child Safe Standards
Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including thorough effective leadership arrangements
A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
Strategies to identify and reduce or remove the risk of abuse
Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children