The Victorian Government and Parktone Primary School are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the new PROTECT Child Safe Standards.
The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.
The Standards are:
Standard 1: Culturally safe environments
Standard 4: Family engagement
Standard 5: Diversity and equity
Parktone staff follow the Four Critical Actions when responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.
Action 1: Respond to an emergency
Action 2: Report to authorities
Action 3: Contact parents or carers