Children have the right to be safe and protected whilst in the school environment.
Lyndhurst Secondary College champions child safety and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.
Lyndhurst Secondary College has developed a Child Safe Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct in accordance with the Victorian Government’s 7 Child Safe Standards:
1. Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
2. A child safe policy and statement of commitment to child safety
3. A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
4. Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
5. Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
6. Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
7. Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children
Child Safety Officer: Ms Kelly Bendon
Please report all concerns related to child safety
School leavers’ week
For Victorian school leavers, schoolies is a time to celebrate an exciting milestone in their lives but this shouldn’t mean impacting their health and safety, or causing problems for the communities where they decide to celebrate.
Celebrating is a normal part of life. For many young people, school leaver celebrations will be their first opportunity to really experience celebrating a life event as an adult.
If you are a school principal, a teacher, carer or parent, you can encourage young people to look after themselves by providing appropriate and accurate information, for example about alcohol, drugs and sex. This can be the key to reducing the risks and minimising harm.
For more information about celebrating safely during school leaver celebrations and events, including a tip sheet for parents, go to https://goodtimesgreatbreaks.wordpress.com
Committed to delivering an Individualised ‘Safe Schools Program’
The Victorian Government committed to making all government secondary schools being safe by the end of 2018. Their steps to implement a safe schools program has helped schools to foster a safe environment that is supportive and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) students. Creating this environment is key to tackling bullying, discrimination and harassment at schools, particularly arising from homophobia and transphobia. Safe and inclusive schools benefit all students and are critical to students achieving their full potential. Students who don’t feel safe or included at school cannot learn effectively.
Safe Schools is not part of the curriculum, nor is it prescriptive in any way. Schools have the discretion to use as many or as few of the resources, training materials, and other support that the program offers to help them create a safe and inclusive for all students. For further information, click here.