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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 Child Safe Policies, please click on the links below:

document Anaphylaxis Policy (250 KB)
document Asthma Policy (222 KB)
pdf Child Safety Code of Conduct for Volunteers (120 KB)
pdf Child Safe Policy (433 KB)
pdf Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy (463 KB)
pdf Enrolment Policy (187 KB)
pdf Failure to Protect Policy (208 KB)
pdf Mandatory Reporting Policy (437 KB)
pdf Protect Responding & Reporting Obligations Policy (483 KB)
pdf OH&S Policy (171 KB)
pdf Privacy Policy (230 KB)
pdf Protect Reporting & Responding Obligations Procedures (432 KB)
pdf Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy (463 KB)
pdf Attendance Policy (544 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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