Statement of Commitment to Child Safety and Child Safety Principles
A culture of child safety at Sunbury West Primary School (SWPS) ensures that the school prioritises the safety of the children in our care and has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse. At SWPS, child safety is part of everyone's everyday thinking and practice and an ongoing, dedicated process of improvement. This culture is achieved through proactive leadership demonstrating appropriate values, attitudes and behaviours. Please visit our website to see our seven Child Safety Standards for more information.
The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people. As part of the Victorian Government's commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the new PROTECT Child Safe Standards.
The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.
The new Child Safe standards encourage everyone to connect with our school to help children be safe, the standards apply to school staff, contractors, volunteers, visitors and students' family members. Please see our policies and procedures below:
Child Safe Standard Policies