New Child Safe Standards


Until 1 July 2022 all Victorian schools must continue to comply with Ministerial Order No. 870 – Child Safe Standards. On 1 July 2022 this order will be replaced by Ministerial Order No. 1359 – Child Safe Standards

 

The New Child Safe Standards

 

Child Safe Standard 1 – Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued

 

Child Safe Standard 2 – Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture

 

Child Safe Standard 3 – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously

 

Child Safe Standard 4 – Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing

 

Child Safe Standard 5 – Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice

 

Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice

 

Child Safe Standard 7 – Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused

 

Child Safe Standard 8 – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training

 

Child Safe Standard 9 – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed

 

Child Safe Standard 10 – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved

 

Child Safe Standard 11 – Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people

 

To read more detail regarding the new Child Safe Standards please click here.

 

Policies and Documents to support the new Child Safe Standards

Burwood Heights Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe. 

 

Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:

 

As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Burwood Heights Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback. 

 

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact the Principal, Mrs Esther Wood by emailing burwood.heights.ps@education.vic.gov.au or calling 9803 8311.