Child Safe Standards

Sebastopol Primary School is committed to Child Safety – this is a reminder to our existing community members and for the benefit of our new families to our school this year.


As a community we want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.  We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.  There is zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.  We meet our legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.


Sebastopol Primary School is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.  We have robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.  Our school is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.  As a community we support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.  We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for vulnerable children and children with a disability.  Sebastopol Primary School has specific policies, procedures and training in places that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.


At Sebastopol Primary School:

  • Everyone connected to our school can help children be safe.
  • We have zero tolerance for any abuse of children.
  • We already have policies and processes in place to protect the care, safety and welfare of children. These are being strengthened to ensure a zero tolerance approach to child abuse. As policies are ratified at school council, they will be made available to your through the newsletter and on our web page.
  • Our Child Safe Policy is on our website with a suite of information for families.




Child Safe Resources


For additional resources relating to the Child Safe Standards, please click on each of the links below.


Standard 1: Governance and Leadership


Standard 2: Clear Committment to Child Safety


Standard 3: Code of Conduct


Standard 4: Human Resource Practices


Standard 5: Responding and Reporting


Standard 6: Risk Management and Mitigation


Standard 7: Empowering Children







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Last edit: 13 August 2021, 12:40