Child Safety

Care, Safety and Welfare of Students

Care, Safety and Welfare of Students

Our College has a mission-driven, moral and legal responsibility to provide for the care, safety and wellbeing of our students and to protect them from all forms of abuse and neglect. Our College works in partnership with our community to reduce or remove risks to the personal safety and wellbeing of our students. Our policies respond to Victorian legislative requirements including the specific requirements of the Victorian Child Safe Standards set out in Ministerial Order No. 1359.

Salesian College is a Child Safe School in accordance with Ministerial Order 1359

Salesian College provides employees, volunteers and clergy with regular and appropriate opportunities to develop their knowledge of, openness to and ability to address child safety matters. This includes induction, ongoing training and professional learning in accordance with Ministerial Order 1359 to ensure that everyone understands and is compliant in their professional and legal obligations and responsibilities, and the procedures for reporting suspicion of child abuse and neglect.

 

Key Policies

Child Safety Policy

Child Safety Code of Conduct

PROTECT: Identifying and responding to abuse – Reporting Obligations Policy

Reportable Conduct Policy

Child Information Sharing Scheme and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme

Prescribed Information Sharing Entities should contact Salesian College Chadstone’s Assistant Principal – Students who oversees Information Sharing:

Richard Bourbon | Assistant Principal – Students
rbourbon@salesian.vic.edu.au

Richard is the initial point of contact for responding to requests and for managing school processes related to CISS, FVISS and MARAM.

Employment Practices

The College has processes for monitoring and assessing the continuing suitability of staff and volunteers to work with students, including regular review of the status of Working with Children’s Checks and staff professional registration requirements such as Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration.

At Salesian College Chadstone we provide staff with regular and appropriate opportunities to develop their knowledge of, openness to and ability to address student safety matters. This includes induction, ongoing training and professional learning to ensure that everyone understands their professional and legal obligations and responsibilities, including procedures for reporting suspicion of abuse and neglect.