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Child Safety

 

Marymede Catholic College is a Catholic faith community which aspires, in the way of Mary, to give students a passion for life, a love of learning and a determination to be of service to others. To ensure students flourish in all areas, their safety and physical and mental wellbeing are of the upmost importance to us.

We are committed to ensuring the ongoing safety of children and young people in our care and community at Marymede Catholic College. To this end we have developed a Child Safety Program made up of work systems, practices, policies and procedures designed to maintain a child safe environment and to embed an organisational culture of child safety within our community.

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) has developed a ‘Commitment Statement to Child Safety” which can be found on the below link.

CECV Statement

Further information on the Ministerial Order 870 standards and policies from the CECV can be found by clicking here.

Marymede Catholic College has the following Policies in place:

Child Safety Code of Conduct

Our Child Protection and Safety Policy

Bully Prevention and Intervention (Students) Policy

CECV 2.19 Child Protection – Report Obligations.pdf

CECV 2.19a Police and DHHS Interview Protocols.pdf

Where can I go for Help?

Marymede Catholic College has appointed the following people as the Child Protection Officers. The Child Protection Officers are available to answer any questions that may have with respect to our Child Protection and Safety Policy and the Child Protection Program.

Mr Anthony Montemurro

Director of Student Wellbeing 7-12

Email: Anthony.montemurro@marymede.vic.edu.au

Ms Jacqueline Tjorpatzis

Primary Student Wellbeing Coordinator

Email: Jacqueline.tjorpatzis@marymede.vic.edu.au

The College also has counsellors (including psychologists) who are available to help students and their families.

The wellbeing and best interests of any child is paramount. Whenever there are concerns that a child is in immediate danger the Police should be called on 000.

eSafety

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commission is a Commonwealth initiative which provides online education for our children, teachers and parents on Cyberbullying, reporting issues and as well as empowering our students to explore the online world safely and positively.

Developing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria to support schools in addressing incidents of cyberbullying amongst Australian children and help strengthen resolution practices.

Parents also have access to an iParents page that helps build understanding of the digital environment and how to help your child navigate their way through this digital revolution.

All resources are available at https://www.esafety.gov.au/

http://www.cem.edu.au/publications-policies/Child-Safety/