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
    children;
  4. Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety
    paramount;
  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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