Mordialloc College is committed to the practices and values surrounding child safety.
All procedures, measures, and practices have been developed in accordance with Ministerial Order No 870 – Child Safe Standards – Managing the risk of child abuse in schools. Mordialloc College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Mordialloc College has zero tolerance for child abuse. Mordialloc College is committed to providing a child-safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.
Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTI children, as well as the safety of children with a disability. Every person involved in Mordialloc College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
All staff, volunteers and board members of Mordialloc College are required to observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of children as mandated by our child safety policy in accordance with Ministerial Order 870. The code of conduct and policy applies in all school situations, including school camps and in the use of digital technology and social media, embedding and underpinning Risk Management Approach, Human Resources Practice and Promoting participation and empowerment of children.
Our Director of Wellbeing is Di Douglas.
- Child safe code of conduct
- Child Safe Policy
- Child Safety and Responding and Reporting Obligations including mandatory reporting
- Volunteers Policy
- Working with Children Checks Policy
Apart from seeking support at the school, the following services can provide support and further information.
Protect Department of Education Victoria Child Safe Resources
Kids Helpline Call 1800 551 800. For any time and for any reason – free private and confidential phone and online counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Headspace Call 1800 650 890. National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Headspace Can assist you if you aged 12 or over and you experiencing a tough time. You can talk to someone at Headspace on the phone, online or in person.
Child Wise Call 1800 991 009. Provides access to expert advice from trained counsellors and an opportunity to speak up about child abuse.