Statement of commitment to child safety
MPPS is a child safe organisation which welcomes all children, young people and their families.
We are committed to providing environments where our students are safe and feel safe, where their participation is valued, their views respected, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Our child safe policies, strategies and practices are inclusive of the needs of all children and students.
We have no tolerance for child abuse and take proactive steps to identify and manage any risks of harm to students in our school environments.
We promote positive relationships between students and adults and between students and their peers. These relationships are based on trust and respect.
We take proactive steps to identify and manage any risk of harm to students in our school environment. When child safety concerns are raised or identified, we treat these seriously and respond promptly and thoroughly.
Particular attention is given to the child safety needs of Aboriginal students, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, international students, students with disabilities, those unable to live at home, children and young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) and other students experiencing risk or vulnerability. Inappropriate or harmful behaviour targeting students based on these or other characteristics, such as racism or homophobia, are not tolerated at our school, and any instances identified will be addressed with appropriate consequences.
Child safety is a shared responsibility. Every person involved in our school has an important role in promoting child safety and wellbeing and promptly raising any issues or concerns about a child’s safety.
We are committed to regularly reviewing our child safe practices, and seeking input from our students, families, staff, and volunteers to inform our ongoing strategies.
MPPS Child Safe Standards (click links below to access documents)
NOTE: The Child Safe Standards were reviewed and ensorsed at the School Council meeting on 24.8.22. If you have any feedback, you can email the Education Policy subcommittee at email@example.com, with the subject “Policy Feedback” or alternatively submit any written feedback directly to the office, or speak with Matt or Rebecca.
- Standard 1: Culturally Safe Environment
- Standard 1a Action Plan-Aboriginal Learning Wellbeing and Safety
- Standard 2: Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
- Standard 2a: Child Safety Code of Conduct
- Standard 3: Child and Student Empowerment
- Standard 4: Family Engagement
- Standard 5: Diversity & Equity
- Standard 6: Suitable Staff and Volunteers
- Standard 6a: Child Safety Induction Pack Volunteers
- Standard 7: Complaints Processes
- Standard 7a: Responding & Reporting Obligations
- Standard 8: Child Safety Knowledge, Skills and Awareness
- Standard 9: Child Safety in Physical and Online Environments
- Standard 9a: Child Safe Standards Risk Register
- Standard 10: Review of Child Safety Practices
- Standard 11: Implementation of Child Safe Practices