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.
Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:
- Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
- Child Safety Code of Conduct
- Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedure
- Complaints Policy
- Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
- Bullying Prevention Policy
- Volunteers Policy
- Visitors Policy
- Digital Learning Policy
As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Croydon Community School we welcome and encourage your feedback.
If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact the School Principal.
Child Safe Standards
Culturally safe environments – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.
Leadership, governance and culture – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture.
Child and student empowerment – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice.
People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.