30 Babbage Island Road
Po Box 141
Carnarvon WA 6701
(08) 9941 4533
Statement of Commitment
Carnarvon Christian School (CCS) is committed to providing education and care to children and young people to assist them to develop into resilient students who are positively connected to each other and to the communities in which they live and will serve.
Acknowledging our responsibility to God, CCS is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people at the School. We are dedicated to protecting students from abuse and grooming by implementing robust policies and procedures to deter abuse and/or grooming and to facilitate detection and reporting at CCS.
At Carnarvon Christian School, we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and grooming. CCS regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance. As such we are committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and to maintain safe and supportive physical and online environments for all children and young people at CCS.
This Statement provides the framework for:
Child-Safe Values & Principles
The following child-safe values and principles guide Carnarvon Christian School’s commitment to child safety and form the basis for all child protection policies and procedures at the CCS:
Standards of Behaviour
Carnarvon Christian School demands the highest standards of behaviour for all stakeholders interacting with children and young people in our School environment. Our Child Safety Code of Conduct clearly outlines expected standards of behaviour and the consequences if stakeholders fail to meet the School’s expectations.
Carnarvon Christian School acknowledges that child protection is everyone’s responsibility. At CCS all members of staff and the Board, parents/guardians, volunteers (direct and indirect), external education providers and third party contractors have a shared responsibility for contributing to the safety and protection of children.
Reporting Child Protection Concerns
Our Child Protection Program provides detailed guidance for all members of the School community on how to identify key risk indicators of child abuse and grooming and how to report child protection concerns to the Principal. It also contains detailed procedures with respect to the reporting of child abuse and grooming incidents to relevant external authorities.
Staff, third party contractors, external education providers, volunteers, students, parents/guardians and other community members who have concerns that a child may be subject to abuse or grooming are asked to contact the School’s Principal by phoning 99414533 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the WA Registration Standards for Non-Government Schools, all breaches and suspected breaches of the School’s Child Protection Code of Conduct must be reported to the Principal or the Chair of the CCS Board.
All communications will be treated confidentially on a ‘need to know basis’.
Whenever there are concerns that a child is in immediate danger the Police should be called on 000.
Program Compliance and Review
Carnarvon Christian School is committed to the continuous improvement of our Child Protection Program and to ensuring the School’s compliance with WA Child Protection Law and Regulation. The Program is reviewed annually and updated regularly for overall effectiveness, in light of experience and to ensure compliance with all child protection related laws, regulations and standards. For more information, refer to the Continuous Review & Improvement section of our Child Protection Program.