Child Safety Principles

In its planning, decision-making and operations, Abbotsford Primary School will:


  1. Take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
  2. Value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
  3. Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to
  4. Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety
  5. Provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
  6. Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and
    volunteer supervision and professional development;
  7. Ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they
    are comfortable and encouraged to raise such concerns;
  8. Report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;  
  9. Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and
    wellbeing of children is at risk;
  10. Value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.


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