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.
Please see below for links to our School Child Safe Policy, Code of Conduct & Federation Child Safety policy and other helpful links.
Wodonga Federation of Government Schools Child Safe Code of Conduct
Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy June 2022
WFGS Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedures May 2022
WFGS Child Safe Policy May 2022
Feeling Safe at Primary School – Children
Child Safe Standard 5 – parents protecting
Child safety Risk Register 2020
Child Safe Risk Management August 2022