Child Safe


Wattle Park Primary School is committed to Child Safety


Principle of Inclusion

 

Wattle Park Primary School are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe, feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Our child safe policies, procedures, strategies and practices will be inclusive of the needs of all children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

 

Wattle Park Primary School takes into account and makes reasonable adjustments to accommodate  the diversity of all children including (but not limited to) the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, children who are vulnerable; students in out of home care, LGBTI students and international students

 

Wattle Park Primary School is committed to child safety and establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments, where all children feel valued and safe; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and vulnerable children. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns are treated very seriously and consistently through our strict policies and procedures. We make every effort to support all children, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and community members in upholding our shared commitment to child safety.

If you feel a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.

All volunteers and relevant staff are required to provide a Working with Children Check and sign a copy of our WPPS Child Safe Code of Conduct.

Please read and sign the WPPS Child Safe Code of Conduct and return it to the school as soon as possible.

Volunteer Packs including the WPPS Child Safe Code of Conduct are available at the office.

 
Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organsational culture of child safety including through effective leadership arrangements.
At Wattle Park Primary School our children, staff, parents and guardians, volunteers and community members work co-operatively to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children in our education and care, and to implement the seven child safe standards at all times. We have strong governance arrangements in place through specific policies, procedures and training, to support all stakeholders in their responsibilities and commitment to child safety.

Standard 2: A child safe policy or 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 an empowerment of children

 

Please report any child safety concerns to Wattle Park Primary School's Principal.