Child Protection Program and Policies at Ballarat Grammar

Ballarat Grammar is committed to zero tolerance of child abuse. All staff and members of our community have a duty of care to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of children in their care. As a school with a diverse population, this includes students with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We do this by:

  • Adhering to Ballarat Grammar’s Protection policies at all times and upholding Ballarat Grammar’s statement of commitment to Child Safety.
  • Following the correct procedures when reporting any child safety concerns and allegations of child abuse.
  • Ensuring that child protection is a shared responsibility between all employees, contractors, associates and members of the Ballarat Grammar community.
  • Having a commitment to promoting the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of all students, including those from diverse backgrounds.
  • Having a commitment to providing a safe environment for all children.
  • Having a commitment to Child Safe recruitment practices. All teaching staff who are employed at Ballarat Grammar must have current Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Teacher Registration (including a National Criminal History Record Check) or VIT Permission to Teach Registration. All other general staff and volunteers are required to have a Working with Children check and a recent Police check.
Child Protection Program and Policies:
  1. Child Protection and Safety Policy
  2. Child Protection Law and Regulation in Victoria – An Overview
  3. Child Protection Risk Management
  4. Child Safety Code of Conduct
  5. Creating and Maintaining a Child Safe Environment
  6. Definitions and Key Risk Indicators of Abuse
  7. Our Child Protection Officers
  8. Participation and Empowerment of Children
  9. Procedures for Responding to and Reporting Allegations of Child Abuse
  10. Staff and Student Professional Boundaries
  11. Additional Resources