Protecting the safety and wellbeing of children enrolled at Carranballac College is our highest priority. Families put their trust in the Leadership, staff, volunteers and external providers to keep their children safe as they learn. We know students learn best when they feel they are in a safe and supportive environment.
Carranballac College has five Child Safe Officers. You can contact the Early Years and Middle Years Assistant Principals at each Campus, and the Wellbeing Team Leader. If you need to contact a Carranballac Child Safe Officer, please telephone the College Office on 93953533 and ask for the Officer you wish to speak to.
As required by Ministerial Order 870 all schools are required to:
In response to the Ministerial Order, the Victorian Government has introduced seven Child Safe Standards across all organisations in the Victorian communities where children spend time.
These standards will:
Schools should be the safest place for children after the family home, and these new standards will support the work that School staff do to maintain the safety and security of our children.
Child Safe Standards will build on existing School Policies, and strengthen the work across Victorian early years services. Carranballac P-9 College is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse. Meeting the Standards is about considering the needs of all children, particularly those who may be vulnerable due to age, family circumstances, abilities, or indigenous, cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
Carranballac P-9 College is embedding a culture of Child Safety at the school in numerous ways already.
Over seven weeks, the Carranballac Child Safe Standards will be released one at a time in order to provide families, staff and School Council members the opportunity to read and respond with valid feedback concerning each Child Safe Standard. Brief Feedback forms will be uploaded and listed below each Standard as it is released.
To create and maintain a child safe organisation Carranballac P-9 College will be implementing, reviewing and improving each of the standards as below:
Standard 1 – Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including thorough effective leadership arrangements.
Standard 2 – Child Safe Policy
Standard 3 – Child Safe Code of Conduct
Standard 4 – Screening, Supervision and Training for New and Existing Personnel
Standard 5 – Processes for Responding to and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
Standard 6 – Strategies to Identify and Reduce or Remove Risks of Child Abuse
Standard 7 – Strategies to Promote the Participation and Empowerment of Children