Child Safe Standards
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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:
- Take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
- Value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
- Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children
- Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
- Provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
- Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision and professional development;
- 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;
- Report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;
- Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
- Value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.
CHILD SAFE POLICIES:
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Student Engagement and Wellbeing Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Child Safe Policy
Click HERE to view the TWPS Child Safe Code of Conduct
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Mandatory Reporting Policy
Click HERE to view ANZUK (Casual Relief Teacher Child Agency) Safe Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Camps and Excursions Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Code of Conduct Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Child Safe Incident Report
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Child Safe Officer and Flowchart of Responsibility
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Child Safe Risk Register
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Critical Incident Plan
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Duty of Care Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Enrolment Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Enrolment Procedures Checklist
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Four Critical Actions
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Managing Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Procedures to Maintain Registers
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Responding to Suspected Child Abuse
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Student Images Policy
Click HERE to view the 2016 TWPS Volunteer and Parent Helper 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