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St. Mary’s Primary School is committed to the safety and welfare of all children, within a secure environment. 

All children have a right to be treated with respect and to be protected from abuse and harm. 

As part of the Victorian Government's commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by new Child Safe Standards.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, an entity to which the Child Safe Standards apply must have:

  •   Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
  •   A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
  •   A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
  •   Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
  •   Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  •   Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
  •   Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children

To view St. Mary’s Policies, please click on the links below:

  pdf CES Ltd. Child Safety Framework (1.01 MB)
  pdf Commitment Statement to Child Safety (409 KB)
  pdf Child Safety Policy (432 KB)
  pdf Protect, Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy (482 KB)
  pdf Mandatory Reporting Policy (415 KB)
  pdf Police and DFFH Interview Protocol (453 KB)
  pdf Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy (461 KB)  
  pdf SWPBS Guidance (168 KB)
  pdf Student Behaviour Policy (324 KB)


The Sandhurst Catholic Education Office and Schools acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which their Offices and Schools are built. We commit to working in partnership with Aboriginal people for reconciliation and justice.

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