Longwood Primary School is committed to child safety. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability and/or vulnerable children, allowing these children to participate equally. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures. This encompasses all school environments and out of school hours. Overview of all Child Safe Standards (click to open) Links to standards are within the above document or each Standard is available below.
LONGWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD SAFE STANDARDS OVERVIEW Developed July‐November 2016.
Passed by School Council 19th December 2016.
Children have the right to be safe and protected, including at school. To create and maintain a child safe organisation, Longwood Primary School must have each of the standards below in place:
Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety Standard
1 a child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety Standard
2 a code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate • behaviour with children Standard
3 screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel Standard
4 processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse Standard
5 strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse Standard
6 strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children Standard
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS –parents and carers who volunteer at Longwood Primary School please follow this link for information regarding working with children check requirements.