Child Safe Standards

Thomastown West Primary School is committed 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. 

Please scroll down to access TWPS Child Safe Policies.

 

Thomastown West Primary School's Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

 

Thomastown West Primary School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

Thomastown West Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Thomastown West Primary School is committed 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 cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in Thomastown West Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays 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.

 

Thomastown West Primary School’s Principles for Child Safety

In its planning, decision-making and operations Thomastown West Primary School will:

  1. Take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
  2. Value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
  3. Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children
  4. Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
  5. Provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
  6. Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
  7. Ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues;
  8. Report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;
  9. Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
  10. Value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.

 

CHILD SAFE POLICIES

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2022 TWPS Student Engagement Wellbeing and Inclusion Policy

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Child Safe Policy

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2022 TWPS Child Safe Code of Conduct

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Mandatory Reporting Policy

 

Click HERE to view the ANZUK (Casual Relief Teacher Agency) Safe Policy

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Camps and Excursions Policy

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Code of Conduct Policy

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Disclosure Template using PROTECT for Compass

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Child Safe Officer and Flowchart of Responsibility

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Child Safe Risk Assessment

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Duty of Care Policy

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Four Critical Actions

 

COMING SOON..... the 2020-2024 TWPS Managing Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces Policy

 

Click HERE to view the 2020-2024 TWPS Child Safety, Responding and Reporting (Including Mandatory Reporting) Policy 

Click HERE to view the DET Betrayal of Trust implementation

Click HERE to view DET's Protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people document.

Click HERE to view DET's 'PROTECT' document: Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools

Click HERE to view the Step by step guide to making a report to child protection or child first

Click HERE to view the PROTECT Four Critical Actions for responding to incidents, disclosures and suspicions of child abuse