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Commitment to Child Safety

All children attending Preshil have a right to feel and be safe. The welfare of the children in our care will always be our priority and we have zero tolerance policy for child abuse. We aim to create a child-safe and child-friendly environment where children always feel safe. We promote positive relationships between students and adults and between students and their peers. These relationships are based on trust and respect. We take proactive steps to identify and manage any risk of harm to students in our school environment. When child safety concerns are raised or identified we treat these seriously and respond promptly and thoroughly.

Diversity and Inclusion @ Preshil

Particular attention is given to the child safety needs of First Nation students and their families, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, international students, students with disabilities, those unable to live at home, children and young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) and other students experiencing risk or vulnerability. Inappropriate or harmful behaviour targeting students based on these or other characteristics, such as racism or homophobia, are not tolerated at our school, and any instances identified will be addressed with appropriate consequences. 

Child Safety Policies

Preshil is committed to the principles of cultural safety and inclusion of children from diverse backgrounds and to the safety and inclusion of children with disability, and we recognise that these principles support the safety of all children. The School has developed policies and procedures to respond to  Ministerial Order 1359 Implementing the Child Safe Standards – Managing the risk of child abuse in schools and school boarding premises.  

Preshil has nominated the following members of the Leadership Team as Student Safety Officers: the Human Resources Compliance Manager, the Heads of Campus, the Director of Kindergarten, the Inclusive Education Leader, the Student Youth Worker and the School Counsellor.

Child Protection policies and other related policies are listed below.