Children have the right to be safe and protected at school.
Fitzroy Primary School is committed to fully comply with Ministerial Order 870: Child Safe Standards – Managing the risk of child abuse in schools
Children have the right to be safe and protected at school. It is important that you feel confident that your child is safe and well in the care of their school. At Fitzroy Primary School there is a culture of ‘no tolerance’ for child abuse.
To create and maintain a child safe organisation Fitzroy Primary School will be implementing, each of the standards as below:
– Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
Develop, implement and review a child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
Review current code of conduct so that it establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
Implement appropriate screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
Continue to develop and implement processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse in line with DET
Implement recommended strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
Further develop strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.
Below is a snapshot of ways Fitzroy Primary School have in the past, are currently and will in to the future, embed the Child Safety Standards.
• Development and implementation of a Child Safety Policy.
• Zero tolerance of Child abuse
• School Values and Rights and Responsibilities that guide the school
• An effective Student Engagement & Well Being Policy
• Promotion of standards via newsletter and website
• Provide and deliver an engaging curriculum
• Have clearly defined roles within the school
• Provide supervision of students (from 8:45am – 3:45pm)
• Planning across the school
• Procedures for first aid, mandatory reporting, etc
• Behaviour expectations from the staff, students and families
• Effective review practices of programs and policies
• The school will support or assist children and families who disclose on a case by case issue
• When advertising a job that has child-connected work, the jobs requirements, duties and responsibilities include Child Safety and essential qualifications, experience and attributes to Child Safety. DET recruitment online will implement this.
• Induction process outlines Child Safety practices including Code of Conduct
• The school makes reasonable efforts to gather, verify and record information about a person whom it proposes to engage to perform child-connected work (Working with Children Check, Police Check etc)
• Appropriate Supervision of the above mentioned is in place
• School Council endorsed policies related to Fitzroy Primary School’s commitment to Child Safety.
Child Safety Policy
Child Safety: Code of Conduct
Child Safety: Screening, Supervision and Training.
Child Safety: Recruitment and Personnel
Child Safety: Procedures for Response to Child Abuse.