The David Scott School is committed to providing a child safe environment where young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Attention will be paid to the safety of young people with a disability, as well as the cultural safety of Aboriginal young people and young people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Every person involved in the David Scott School 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 young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
To create and maintain a child safe organisation, David Scott School ensures ongoing compliance with the 7 child safe standards :
- 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