Burwood Heights Primary School and Kindergarten is committed to child safety and establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments, where all children feel valued and safe; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and vulnerable children. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns are treated very seriously and consistently through our strict policies and procedures. We make every effort to support all children, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and community members in upholding our shared commitment to child safety.
Standard One: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements.
At Burwood Heights Primary School and Kindergarten, our Child Safety Officer is Amanda Ekonomides. Our children, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and community members work co-operatively to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children in our education and care, and to implement the seven child safe standards at all times. We have strong governance arrangements in place through specific policies, procedures and training, to support all stakeholders in their responsibilities and commitment to child safety.
School and Kindergartens Response to Standard One
Protecting children from abuse: for parents and carers
Standard Two: A child safe policy or commitment to child safety. Child Safe Policy
Standard Three: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children.
Child Safe Code of Conduct
Standard Four: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel.
Schools response to Standard 4
Job categories for child safety
Working with Children Check Policy
Working with Children Check Protocol
Standard Five: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.
Mandatory Reporting policy
Child Safe Reporting Procedure
Four critical actions reporting procedure
Protecting, identifying and responding to all forms of abuse in Victorian schools
Child Safe Responding and Reporting Obligations (Including Mandatory Reporting) Policy and Procedures
Standard Six: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse.
School’s child safe risk assessment
Standard Seven: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.
School and Kindergarten's Response to Standard 7
Child Safe Standards in child friendly language
Student Code of Conduct
Protect for Primary School Students
Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Unit Prep- Grade 2 Parent Information
Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Unit Grade 3-6 Parent Information