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Bunyip Primary School child safe statement

Bunyip Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and enables them to thrive in their learning and development. 

 

Everyone has the right to be safe and be protected from abuse.

No one should behave in a way that makes you feel unsafe or afraid, including anyone in your family, anyone at school or anywhere else in the community.

 

Tell a teacher, the school chaplain, the principal or any adult at your school if you feel unsafe.

 

It’s everyone’s responsibility.

ALL adults at school must listen and respond to concerns about child abuse. If you suspect abuse of any child or young person, you have a responsibility to report it, even if you are not sure.

 

Help services

Policies

Child safety: responding and reporting obligations policy and procedures (PDF 272kb) The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all staff and members of our school community understand the various legal and other reporting obligations related to child safety that apply to Bunyip Primary School.

 

Child safe: Code of conduct (PDF, 183kb) This aims to protect children and reduce any opportunities for child abuse or harm to occur. It also assists in understanding how to avoid or better manage risky behaviours and situations.

 

Working with children check policy (PDF 206kb) To maintain the safety and high standards of care and responsibility to all students and members of the Bunyip Primary School community by;

  • setting out the responsibilities of volunteers taking part in activities with children in relation to this policy
  • setting out the school’s responsibilities in relation to this policy

Volunteer and visitor policy (PDF 202kb) All volunteers who assist in the classroom, on excursion or camps and at school events must have a valid WWCC and are subject to this policy. ALL visitors are required to report to the school office upon arrival and sign into the visitor’s log book.

 

All of Bunyip Primary School policies are available on the policies and reports page.

 

More information

Victorian Government’s Child Protection and Child Safe Standards (PROTECT) Program outlines what the Victorian Government is doing to ensure the safety of children in education.

 

www.childsafe.org.au/resources/for-parents

 

Commission for children and young people provides information about how to be a child safe organisation, resources and support, child safe standards and making reports

 

Respectful relationships

Bunyip Primary School has three values; respect, responsibility, resilience and are embedded into the schools teaching and school wide positive behaviour support program.

 

Our staff are currently undertaking training to implement the the Victorian Government's respectful relationships program.

 

More information

Victorian Government, Department of Education and Training, Respectful relationships program