St Albans Secondary College is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. The school has zero tolerance for child abuse, and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability. Every person involved in St Albans Secondary College 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.
Click here to view the resources available to support all Victorian early childhood services and schools to embed a culture of no tolerance for child abuse but, where necessary, to respond appropriately.
To read our policies and practices, please click below.
Students, for more information regarding child abuse click here https://au.reachout.com/articles/what-is-child-abuse
For translated fact sheets from the Commission for Children and Young People on the Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme click here https://ccyp.vic.gov.au/child-safety/resources/translated-information-sheets/
Our school adheres to the Department of Education requirements for responding to incidents, disclosures and suspicions of child abuse and student sexual offending.