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.
Standard Two: A child safe policy or commitment to child safety.
Standard Three: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children.
Standard Four: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel.
Standard Five: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.
Standard Six: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse.
Standard Seven: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.