In 2013, the Victorian Parliament held an inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations, resulting in the Betrayal of Trust Report. As a result, the Victorian Government has established Child Safe Standards for organisations that work with children, including schools.
Wodonga West Children’s Centre School is committed to child safety and to our children being safe respected members of our community. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of our children and have zero tolerance of child abuse. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. The School & Kindergarten is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks and all staff undertake Mandatory Reporting training.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers, and are committed to the cultural safety of children from diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
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:
As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Wodonga West Children’s Centre 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 on 0260241188
Helpful Parent Information
Child Safe Standard 5 – Parents Protecting