Child Safety Standards

Child Safety Standards 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.

CS Standard 1 – Strategies to embed a culture

CS Standard 2 – Child Protection

CS Standard 3 – Child Safety Code of Conduct

CS Standard 4 – Staff Selection

CS Standard 5 – Procedures for responding to and reporting allegations

CS Standard 6 – Child Safety Risk Management

CS Standard 7 – Empowerment of Children