Child Safe Statement

Policy commitments

All students enrolled at St Mary’s Williamstown have the right to feel safe and be safe. The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority and we do not and will not tolerate child abuse. We aim to create a child-safe and child-friendly environment where children are free to enjoy life to the full without any concern for their safety. There is particular attention paid to the most vulnerable children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with a disability.

Our commitment to our students

  • We commit to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people enrolled in our school.
  • We commit to providing children and young people with positive and nurturing experiences.
  • We commit to listening to children and young people, and empowering them by taking their views seriously and addressing any concerns that they raise with us.
  • We commit to taking action to ensure that children and young people are protected from abuse or harm.
  • We commit to teaching children and young people the necessary skills and knowledge to understand and maintain their personal safety and wellbeing.
  • We commit to seeking input and feedback from students regarding the creation of a safe school environment.