Child Safe Standards

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: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements

2018 Child Safe Policy Statement      Student Code of Conduct 

  • Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety

2018 Child Safe Policy Statement  

  • Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children

2018 Child Safe Code of Conduct

  • Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel

2015 Visitors Policy

2015 Working with Childrens Check Policy 

2016 Duty of Care Policy

2018 Volunteers Policy 

2018 Yard Duty and Supervision 

  • Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse

Parktone staff follow the Four Critical Actions when responding to and reporting suspected child abuse. 

  • Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

Parktone has adopted a risk management approach to child safety. Key risk indicators of child abuse are documented in our Child Protection Program and also included in our Child Protection Training. Parktone has developed a number of strategies, policies and procedures to create a risk-based approach to child safety and protection. 

  • Standard 7: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children

2018 Student Engagement and Inclusion 

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