Child Safety Standards

 

Background

 

On 26 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015 to introduce seven child safe standards (the Standards) into law. The Standards apply to all organisations involved in child-related work in Victoria.

 

Ministerial Order No. 870 provides the framework for how schools will be required to comply with the Standards. Overall responsibility for ensuring compliance rests with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

 

The Child Safe Standards set out to create safe places for children to fully and actively participate in the life of the community benefiting everyone. Kingsville Primary School will ensure that the children in its care are protected to the best of its ability and in line with their duty of care and the compulsory Child Safe Standards.


The Standards


To create and maintain a child safe school, we will comply with the following standards.


Standard 1 - Good leadership & governance in child safe school - strategies to embed a school culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements


Standard 2 - Commitment to Child Safety Policy - a child safe statement of commitment to child safety

 

Standard 3 Code of Conduct - a code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children

 

Standard 4 Human Resources Practices - screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel

 

Standard 5 Reporting Child Abuse - processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse

 

Standard 6 Identifying and Reducing Risks - strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse


Standard 7 Empowering Children - strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.


Supporting Documents & Policies


KPS Child Safe Policy

KPS Child Safe Code of Conduct

Mandatory Reporting Policy

Strategies to Promote the Participation and Empowerment of Children

Protecting Children from Abuse: For Parents and Carers

 

Cyber safety


Parents and social media

Cyber Bullying

I didn't mean it

That's risky stuff

But I didn't do it

Words won't hurt

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