Child Safety Policies and Links
At St Joseph's child protection is very important to us. We work under the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) guidelines and use their policies to guide the procedures that are implemented in our school.
St. Joseph's school considers the care, safety and well-being of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education. This commitment is drawn from and inherent to the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the Gospel.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding child safety please contact St Joseph's Child Safety Officer Jennifer Lawlor at email@example.com or Joanne Coldebella at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5672 1052.
Jennifer Lawlor Joanne Coldebella
St. Joseph’s school is committed to implementing and embedding the Child Safe Standards and requirements of Ministerial Order No. 1359:
- 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 – Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational 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 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 – 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 document how the organisation is safe for children and young people
Please follow the below links for further information about Child Safety:
- ACCEPTABLE USE OF ICT POLICY - St Joseph's Wonthaggi
- Anti Bullying and Bullying Prevention Policy
- Commitment Statement to Child Safety
- Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
- Child Safety Code of Conduct
- Complaint - Handling Procedures St Joseph's Wonthaggi
- Complaints and Grievances Management Policy
- Four Critical Actions for Schools to Respond to Child Abuse
- Mandatory Reporting Policy
- Pastoral Care Policy
- Protection of Children - Anti Grooming Policy
- Protection Of Children Failure To Disclose Policy
- Protection Of Children Failure to Protect Policy
- Visitors Policy
- Volunteers Policy
- Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) website
Related Links for your information:
- Child Safety Material
- Department of Education 'Protect'
- Parent Code of Conduct
- Working With Children Check Information
All staff, volunteers, contractors, consultants, specialists, clergy and Parent & Friends Association members must sign and adhere to our Child Safety Code of Conduct.