To create and maintain a child safe organisation, Glen Waverley South Primary School must comply with Ministerial Order No 870 – Child Safe Standards which came into effect on 1st August, 2016.
Glen Waverley South Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. GWSPS has a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse. We support and respect all children as well as our staff and volunteers. GWSPS is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people feel safe, and their voices are heard when decisions are made that affect their lives. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability. We want all children at this school to be safe, happy and empowered. Every person involved in GWSPS has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make. We have legal and moral obligations, which we follow rigorously, to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety.
Child safety documents, including the Child Safety policy, the Child Safety Code of Conduct, Child Protection Reporting Policy, Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools and the Four Critical Actions for Schools are available on the school website.
Further information for parents can be found here.