Mount Eliza Secondary College is committed to the safety and well being of all children and young people. This will be our primary focus of our care and decision-making. This is embedded in our policies, procedures and teaching practice. The following steps are taken and review is ongoing:

A statement of commitment to Child Safety is included in all school policies and has been ratified by School Council.

We are currently documenting/bringing together our existing Wellbeing Policies and procedures to align with the child safe standards requirements to promote child empowerment and participation across the school.

Staff receive professional development in accordance to these policies and procedures and they are referenced in our Staff Code of Conduct. Student individual diversity is recorded on our Compass network and staff plan to make necessary adjustments. The Wellbeing Team meet regularly to review all student wellbeing matters. Our Student Wellbeing Coordinator is allocated the role of Child Safe Officer.

We apply mandatory reporting principles and follow up with wellbeing support.

We follow Recruitment in School Guide policy and implement practices to ensure all staff meet the Child Safe Standards/Victorian Institute of Teaching registration/Working With Children check.

New Staff receive induction outlining relevant policies.

All Staff participate in a Performance and Development Review process aligned to our policies, procedures and teaching practise.

School Council has endorsed a plan reviewing the effectiveness of the implementation of its risk controls in regard to Child Safety during 2017.

For more information: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/default.aspx

If you have any concerns, please contact the College.