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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. We are We are committed to ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment where children and young people:

  • are safe and feel safe
  • have their voices heard about decisions that affect their lives
  • feel respected
  • have their dignity and self-esteem fostered to enable them to thrive in their learning and development.

This will be the primary focus of our care and decision making. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability and children who are vulnerable. Bunyip Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.


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


Child safety: commitment and policy (PDF 331kb) This policy applies to all staff, volunteers, and contractors in the school environment, whether they work in direct contact with children or young people. This policy also applies to school council members where indicated. The policy will apply to the school environment and covers both school hours and outside of school hours.


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.


Final Child Safety - Code of Conduct.pdf 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.


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