The Child Safe Standards (the Standards) are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian schools to ensure they are well prepared to keep children and young people safe and protect them from abuse.
The Child Safe Standards include requirements to keep children, young people and students safe, including:
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority is responsible for regulating the compliance of schools with the Standards. Schools are required to comply with the Standards as part of the prescribed minimum standards for registration.
Child Safety and Wellbeing at Yinnar Primary
Information for families and school community
Yinnar Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.
As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Yinnar Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback.
If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact the Principal or Assistant Principal.
Child Safe Commitment
â€‹Yinnar Primary School 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 diversity of all children, including the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and vulnerable children.
Yinnar Primary School 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.
Yinnar Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.
Every person involved in our school 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.
In its planning, decision-making and operations our school will:
There are 11 Child Safe Standards:
Standard 1: Culturally safe environments
Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.
Standard 2: Leadership, governance and culture
Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture.
Standard 3: Child and student empowerment
Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
Standard 4: Family engagement
Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
Standard 5: Diversity and equity
Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice.
Standard 6: Suitable staff and volunteers
People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
Standard 7: Child-focused complaints processes
Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
Standard 8: Child safety knowledge, skills and awareness
Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
Standard 9: Physical and online environments
Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
Standard 10: Review of child safety practices
Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
Standard 11: Implementation of child safety practices
Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.
At Yinnar Primary School we believe that everyone can learn and stretch their minds to grow and develop
into resilient, reflective and resourceful life-longer learners. In support of this we have a zero tolerance to child abuse.
Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:
Child Safe Policies
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