The introduction of Child Safe Standards form part of the Victorian Governments response to the recommendations of the ‘Betrayal of Trust’ report which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse.
As a result of the increased scrutiny around universal child safety, Ministerial Order 870 was enacted. This order is supported by Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM), Catholic Education Commission Victoria (CECV) and the Department of Education. The order requires that all schools meet the seven standards and have policies and procedures in place to meet the requirements.
St Agnes' Primary School is committed to policies and procedures that have a central focus on Child Safety and practices that support the ongoing wellbeing of all children. These policies and procedures can be accessed below.