Child Safe Standards

Clayton South Primary School is committed to providing a child-safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Clayton South Primary School has zero tolerance towards child abuse which includes sexual offences, grooming, physical violence, serious emotional or physical harm and serious neglect of a child.

In complying with the child safe standards Clayton South Primary School includes the following principles as part of our response to each standard:

  • promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children
  • promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • promoting the safety of children with a disability.

The child safe standards are as follows:
Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including  through effective leadership arrangements.
Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety.
Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children.
Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel.
Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.
Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse.
Standard 7: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.

Each of these standards is hyperlinked to Clayton South's Policies which demonstrate the implementation of these standards. These policies are regularly reviewed and are School Council approved.