Safeguarding our Children
St Hilda’s School Pre-Preparatory Centre supports the rights of children and is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children at our service.
St Hilda’s will provide a safe and supportive living and learning environment for children and will ensure staff, volunteers and visitors model and encourage behaviours that uphold the dignity, safety and wellbeing of children.
We will also ensure we respond to all allegations of harm to a child resulting from the conduct, action or inaction of any person, including the Approved Provider, staff and volunteers, and will support any individuals affected by child protection matters, including children, parents, staff, volunteers and visitors.
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT
Anglican Schools and Education & Care Services are committed to providing environments where children and young people receive the highest standard of care, where their rights are supported, and they have opportunity to thrive and be fruitful. Such environments nurture and safeguard the intelligence, dignity, safety and wellbeing of each child or young person, by placing them at the centre of thought, values and actions.
As reflected in our Ethos, our vocation is education, driven by a vision of humanity, shaped by the image of God made visible in Jesus, present in every human being.
- Every child: made in the image and likeness of God.
- Every child: loveable and loved, unique and unrepeatable.
- Outstanding education for the flourishing of people and the good of community.
Our faith is lived. We are hospitable and welcoming communities, who embody compassion, kindness, fairness, justice and love, and where exceptional pastoral care is practiced.
Working and serving the best interests of children and young people is in everyone’s best interest. This is achieved through sustaining living and learning environments that are safe, supportive and stimulating. Specifically, we:
- place emphasis on genuine engagement with children and young people;
- create conditions that reduce the likelihood of harm to children and young people;
- create conditions that increase the likelihood of identifying harm where it exists; and
- respond swiftly and appropriately to any concerns, disclosures, allegations or suspicions.
This commitment is sought to be consistently reflected through the decisions and behaviour of all persons within the School or Service, who are guided by effective governance, policies, tools and processes. This fosters a child safe culture, where acting in children and young people’s best interests is at the heart of what we do.
Source: Working with Children in Anglican Education Policy v1.0 (2020)
CHILD PROTECTION CONTACTS
- Mrs Lisa Cleverly – Head of Athena/Director of Pre-preparatory
- Mrs Emma McLachlan – Early Childhood Teacher
- Mrs Belinda Robson – Early Childhood Teacher
- Mrs Karyn Turner – Early Childhood Teacher
Protecting Children and Young People in Anglican Education Policy
Protecting Children and Young People in Anglican Education Procedures
St Hilda’s School Pre-Preparatory Centre Child Risk Management Strategy
Child Protection Guide for Parents
Complaints Management in Anglican Education and Care Services Procedures
Complaints Management in Anglican Education and Care Services Policy
Bullying and Harassment Information For Parents
Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy and Procedure
Code of Conduct – Children
Code of Conduct – Staff and Volunteers
Creating Environments for Students to Thrive:
An induction overview for those working, either paid or volunteering in Anglican Schools
– Protecting Children and Young People
– Child and Youth Risk Management
– Our Commitment : Code of Conduct
Pre-Preparatory – OSHC Student and Parental Volunteer Handbook