Child Safety

Child Safety Policies

Victoria has introduced compulsory minimum standards that will apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse.

Child Safe Standards

The child safe standards are as follows:

In complying with the child safe standards, an entity to which the standards apply must include the following principles as part of each standard:

  • Promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal children
  • Promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Promoting the safety of children with a disability.

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, an entity to which the standards apply must have:

  • Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
  • Standard 2: A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
  • Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
  • Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
  • Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  • Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
  • Standard 7: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.


Child Safe Materials

Child Safe Poster
Child Safey Code of Conduct
Feeling Safe Primary School Students
Protecting Children from Abuse for Parents and Carers
Schools Guide Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools
Spotting the Warning Signs of Child Abuse for School Staff

Policies and procedures

Student Welbeing Policy 

This policy outlines the framework within which the School will to protect student wellbeing, and how we will create and maintain a child safe school environment.

Student Well Being Policy 2017

Student Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct outlines the behaviour expected of all students within Manchester Primary School so that all students can maximize the advantages of, and be proud of, a Manchester Primary School education.

Student behaviour will support the School’s objectives of building within all students potential to be academically excellent, resilient, confident, participatory contributors to society.


Bullying Policy

This document outlines the behaviours that are of a negative nature that Manchester Primary School doesn’t support. These behaviours also include cyber-bullying.

Bullying (including cyber-bullying) and Harassment Policy Nov 2014


Duty of Care Policy

This policy otlines the duty of care that the school and teachers have in protecting, caring and maintaining the safety for each student.


Anaphylaxis Policy

This policy shows the guidelines that the school follows to ensure that students with individual anaphylaxis plans are implemented and maintain safely and effectivly.

Anaphylaxis POLICY June 2017

Privacy Policy

This policy ensure that the personal details of all members of the school community are
kept private and only used as pertinent to the school’s needs.

Schools’ Privacy Policy

Frequently Asked Questions For Parents