DONCASTER PRIMARY SCHOOL COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY
Doncaster 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.
Doncaster Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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.
Doncaster Primary School Principles for Child Safety.
In its planning, decision-making and operations, Doncaster Primary School will:
SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT
Doncaster Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and enables them to thrive in their learning and development.
This Code of Conduct aims to protect children and reduce any opportunities for child abuse or harm to occur. It also assists in understanding how to avoid or better manage risky behaviours and situations. It is intended to complement child protection legislation, Department policy, school policies and procedures and professional standards, codes or ethics as these apply to staff and other personnel.
The Principal and school leaders of Doncaster Primary School will support implementation and monitoring of the following child safe Code of Conduct, and will plan, implement and monitor arrangements to provide inclusive, safe and orderly schools and other learning environments. The Principal and school leaders of
Doncaster Primary School will also provide information and support to enable the child safe Code of Conduct to operate effectively.
All teachers must have VIT registration and all non-teaching staff, contractors, volunteers and any other members of the school community involved in child-related work are required to have a current Working with Children’s Check before commencing.
All staff, contractors, volunteers and any other member of the school community involved in child-related work are required to comply with the Code of Conduct by observing the expectations for appropriate behaviour below. The Code of Conduct applies in all school situations, including school camps and in the use of digital technology and social media. Principles for adult’s behaviour in undertaking child connected work
Some simple principles should guide an adult’s behaviour when undertaking child connected work such as:
All staff, volunteers and school council members are responsible for supporting the safety of children by:
Staff and volunteers must not:
CHILD SAFETY OFFICER ROLE
The Doncaster Primary School Safety Officer will:
PROVIDE AUTHORITATIVE ADVICE
Being authoritative in providing advice by:
Child Safe Standard Definitions
Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse
Protecting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People
Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
Working with Children Check Policy