Mount Pleasant Primary School

Values & Child Safety Standards

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY AND CHILD SAFETY PRINCIPLES
Mount Pleasant Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

“The school’s approach to creating and maintaining a child safe school environment is guided by our school philosophy and values. At Mount Pleasant Primary School school we create a passionate learning community that inspires, challenges and supports all students to achieve their personal best and make a positive contribution to the world in which they live. We know children can struggle to achieve their personal best if they are not safe from abuse.

At Mount Pleasant Primary School our values guide the decisions and behaviours of all members of our school community, including in relation to child safety:
• Respect – for ourselves and others – Caring for, understanding, accepting and appreciating ourselves and others.
• Responsibility – Demonstrating ownership of our actions and words. Being accountable for our actions.
• Resilience – Bouncing back from difficulties and disappointments. Accepting challenges, trying hard and not giving up easily.”]

Mount Pleasant Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

We are 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. Our child safe policies, procedures, strategies and practices will be inclusive of the needs of all children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, and children who are vulnerable including students in out of home care, LGBTI students and students requiring additional support.

Every person involved in Mount Pleasant Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play 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.

Child Safety Policy.docx

Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedures – October 2019.docx