Child Safe Standards

Child Safe Standards

Child Safe Standards

Christ Church Grammar School has embraced the ethos and requirements of Ministerial Order 870 which outlines the seven Child Safe Standards that organisations must comply with in relation to keeping children safe.  The School Board has empowered the leaders of the school to develop and implement any policies and practices that they deem necessary to ensure compliance with these standards.   

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, organisations must have:

  • Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements

  • A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety

  • A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children

  • Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel

  • Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse

  • Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

  • Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children