Child Safety and Wellbeing

At St Joseph’s Child Protection and Safety are our first priorities.  As a primary school in the Diocese of Sale, we adhere to Ministerial Order 1359 and the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) policies as listed below.

  • Child Safe Standard 1– Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.
  • Child Safe Standard 2– Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
  • Child Safe Standard 3– Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
  • Child Safe Standard 4– Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
  • Child Safe Standard 5– Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
  • Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
  • Child Safe Standard 7– Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
  • Child Safe Standard 8– Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
  • Child Safe Standard 9– Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
  • Child Safe Standard 10– Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
  • Child Safety Standard 11– Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding child safety please contact Sharon Anderson at or David Forbes our Child Safety Officer at or phone 5655 2040

Please click on the links for a copy of the policies:

School TV Wellbeing resource Child Safety Commitment Statement Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy Protection of Children - Anti Grooming Policy Protection of Children - Failure to Protect Policy Protection of Children - Failure to disclose Cyber Safety Policy Privacy Policy Pastoral Care Policy Mandatory Reporting Policy Mandatory Reporting Procedure Four Critical Actions for Schools Child and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme Policy Duty of Care Policy Complaint and Grievances Management Policy Visitor Policy Volunteer Policy Child Safe Volunteer and Visitor Code of Conduct Anti Bullying and Bullying Prevention Restraint and Suclusion Policy Cyber safety Child safety DOSCEL website