Child Safe Program

Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School is a child safe organisation which welcomes all children and their families. We are committed to providing a child friendly environment where our students are safe and feel safe. We are committed to creating a safe place for students where their participation is valued, their views respected and their voices are heard.

The School has no tolerance for child abuse and proactively takes steps to identify and manage any risks of harm to students in our school environment.

The School promotes positive relationships between students and adults and between students and their peers. These relationships are based on trust and respect.

The School regards its child safety responsibilities with the utmost importance and is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child safety and wellbeing laws and regulations and maintaining a child safe culture. When child safety concerns are raised or identified, we treat these seriously and respond promptly and thoroughly.

The School’s child safe policies, strategies and practices are inclusive of the needs of all children, regardless of background, culture, identity, disability or other characteristics that may make a child vulnerable. Inappropriate or harmful behaviour targeting students based on these or other characteristics is not tolerated at our School, and any instances identified will be addressed with appropriate action taken.

Each member of the School community has a responsibility to understand the important role they play individually and collectively, to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all students.

Good Shepherd is committed to regularly reviewing its child safe practices, and seeking input from students, families, staff, and volunteers to inform our ongoing strategies.

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Our Child Safe Officer, Mr Dean Polychronopoulos, can be contacted on (03) 9726 2900 or