Chelsea Heights Primary School has always set high standards and expectations to ensure our school is a safe, happy and productive environment. During 2016, the new Child Safe Standards were released and upon self reflection as a school, we are in a great place with a lot of the work we have done and continue to do. We hope this page helps you and the wider community become more familiar with the Standards, what your role is within the community and how we as a school continue to work towards these standards.
To create and maintain a child safe organisation Chelsea Heights Primary School will be implementing, reviewing and improving each of the standards as below:
Standard 1 – Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
STA015 - Child Safety and Effective Leadership
Standard 2 - Develop, implement and review a child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
WEL024 – Child Safety Policy statement
WEL007 – Student Engagement & Inclusion Policy
Standard 3 - Review current code of conduct so that it establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
WEL028 – Child Safety – Acceptable and Unacceptable Behaviours
STA011 – Child Safety Code of ConductSTA007 – Staff Code of Conduct
Standard 4 - Implement appropriate screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
(use the policies in VRQA – CHPS Child Safe Standards Evidence – Standard 4)
STA008 – Human Resource Practices
STA009 – Recruitment Practices
STA010 – Training, Induction & Review
Standard 5 - Continue to develop & implement processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse in line with DETWEL020 – Child Protection and Mandatory Reporting
WEL025 – Procedures when disclosure is made
WEL002 – Raising concerns and complaints
Standard 6 - Implement recommended strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuseWEL026 – Risk Management Approach
Standard 7 - Further develop strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.
WEL027 – Promote Participation and Empowerment of Children
In complying with the child safe standards Chelsea Heights Primary School includes the following principles as part of each standard:
Chelsea Heights Primary School is embedding a culture of Child Safety at the school in numerous ways already. We encourage the community to add value to any of these strategies and policies by contacting us with your ideas and feedback for improvement. Below is a snapshot of ways we have in the past, are currently and will in to the future, embed the Child Safety Standards.