Child Safe Standards

Roslyn Primary School is a Child Safe School.

We have a firm commitment to uphold the standards and to embed a culture of child safety.  Strategies that seek to prevent harm and neglect (including physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, racial and cultural or religious abuse) all contribute to a child safe culture.  It is therefore critical that child safety is part of the everyday thinking and practice of all within the school community.

Protecting the safety and wellbeing of children enrolled at Roslyn Primary School is our highest priority.  Families put their trust in the 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.

As required by Ministerial Order 870, all schools are required to:

  • have zero tolerance for child abuse
  • demonstrate commitment to providing a child safe environment
  • have systems to protect children abuse, and take all allegations and concerns seriously with the commitment to respond to them consistently in line with the schools policy and procedures
  • be committed to raising awareness of the importance of child safety
  • actively work to listen to and empower children
  • promote the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability

In response to the Ministerial Order, the Victorian Government has introduced seven Child Safe Standards across all organisations in the Victorian communication where children spend time.  These standards:

  • build a stronger and more consistent approach to preventing and responding to child abuse 
  • support the empowerment of all students
  • embed a culture of child safety at Roslyn Primary School

Schools should be the safest place for children after the family home, and these standards support the work that school staff do to maintain the safety and security of all children.

All members of our community share the responsibility for keeping our students safe, so if you have concerns for a child’s safety, you must take action.