Commitment to Child Safety (Draft)

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Statement of commitment to child safety

Christ Church Grammar School is committed to child safety.

We want children and young people to be safe, happy and empowered.

We support and respect all children and young people, as well as our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.

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.

We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

We have a robust child focused process to respond to complaints and concerns.

We acknowledge that parents and carers know their children best and that it is important that they are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing

Christ Church Grammar School is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks both in physical and online environments.

Christ Church Grammar School has robust human resources and recruitment practices to reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing Council members, staff and volunteers.

Christ Church Grammar School is committed to regularly and ongoing education and training for our Council members, staff and regular volunteers on child safety and wellbeing.

We will ensure that all persons involved in matters of child safety and wellbeing are treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect and provided with appropriate assistance and support.

We are committed to:

  • the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and young people;
  • the cultural safety of children and young people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds;
  • providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability; and
  • providing a safe environment for children and young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and and/or intersex.

We have specific policies and procedures in place that support our Council members, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments. We commit to regularly reviewing and improving these policies and procedures.