PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR CHILD SAFETY
Child Safety is everyone's responsibility
At St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Catholic Primary School we hold the care,safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central responsibility of our school. Our commitment is drawn from and inherent in the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the gospel (CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety).
The Victorian government has introduced minimum Child Safe Standards into law to ensure organisations providing services for children create child safe environments. Our policies and procedures take into account relevant legislative requirements within the state of Victoria, including the specific requirements of the Victorian Child Safe Standards as set out in Ministerial Order No. 870
There are seven minimum child safe standards with an overarching principle of inclusion which applies to each of the Standards. The intention of these Child Safe Standards is to make organisations, including schools, consider and address child abuse situations and risks in an integrated and proactive fashion.
Key Policy Documents
St Mary of the Cross Mackillop Catholic Primary School has formalised policies and procedures to respond to the new Ministerial Standard.
Information relating to Melbourne Catholic Education’s commitment to the new Ministerial Standards is also available on the CECV Child Safety website and Catholic Education Melbourne
Information relating to the Department of Education's support of staff and students is available on the Department of Education (DET) website.
Should any member of our School community, including visitors to our school, have any queries in regard to the School’s policy or procedures, please make contact with either of the following personnel on (03) 8808 8400
Principal: Geraldine Dalton Geraldine.Dalton@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au
Deputy Principal: Claire Pitcher Claire.Pitcher@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au
Student Wellbeing Leader: Lisa Heath Lisa.Heath@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Catholic Primary School is a child safe school that promotes a child safe culture of safety, wellbeing and inclusion for all children.