Child Safety

St Mary's Catholic Primary School is committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of all students. As a school governed by  the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) we implement policy and guidance to ensure that a child safe environment is embedded at our school. 

St Mary's is committed to implementing and embedding the Child Safe Standards and requirements of Ministerial Order No. 1359

Our Child Safe Champions are: Lisa Broeren, Cory Monckton, Carrie Schembri, Catherine Griffiths and Jasmin Prestidge - Contact through school admin 51272342

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


Listed below are the relevant policies for Child Safety at St Mary's Primary School