Every child has the right to be safe and free from all kinds of abuse, including bullying and harassment, and neglect.
Schools are mandated child safe environments with legal, policy and procedural requirements for staff and volunteers.
The South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools (SACCS) requires its schools to implement child safety policies and practices, including child safety education.
View the SACCS Policy for the Care Wellbeing and Protection of Children and Young People and associated publications.
The Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum provides the framework to teach children and young people from age 3 to Year 12, in an age appropriate way, to recognise abuse, talk to trusted adults and understand ways to keep themselves safe.
Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum is mandated in all Catholic schools in South Australia.
Our teachers undertake professional learning to implement this important area of curriculum.
The video below provides more information on how the curriculum is implemented in schools.
Parents and Carers are encouraged to be involved with the school in relation to child safety and wellbeing initiatives.
The websites below have further information for schools, families, children and young people as resources and can provide support.
Bullying. No Way! - developing safe and supportive schools together.
Think U Know Australia - an internet safety program for families and schools.
Cybersmart - designed and supported by the National Office of the eSafety Commissioner as an internet safety resource for families and schools.
The following organisations assist schools, families and young people with information regarding the health and wellbeing of young people. The websites listed below provide helpful resources and fact sheets on topics such as anxiety, depression, bullying and how to support your child.
Where families, children and young people need urgent assistance, these services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Free call 1800 55 1800
Parents Helpline (Child and Youth Health)
1300 364 100