Child Safe

MacKillop College is a Child Safe School. We have zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to:

  • the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people and to; and
  • protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse.

Every person involved in MacKillop College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of what they do and every decision they make.

We have developed a Child Safe Program which sets out the key elements of our approach to protecting children and young people from abuse including a Child Protection and Safety Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct and Child Protecting Reporting Procedures all of which provide statements on professional boundaries and ethical behaviors, as well as acceptable and unacceptable relationships.

Our Policy and Code of Conduct are made available to all staff, students, families, contractors, suppliers and the wider community.

We ask our families and students to familiarise themselves with the Child Safe information so that risks are managed appropriately and potential harm can be minimised.

If you have any concerns about child safety, please contact the College on (03) 8734 5200 and ask to speak with a Child Safety and Wellbeing Officer. If you are concerned about the immediate safety of yourself or others, please call 000.

Child Safety Code of Conduct V4 2024
Child Safety Policy V3 2024

New Child Safe Standards have been in place since 1 July 2022

MacKillop College actively seeks to remove the risk of child abuse and thanks all staff, students and the MacKillop community for their ongoing support. Since the new Child Safe Standards were implemented, MacKillop College has held regular internal post-implementation reviews and transitioned to annual internal reviews commencing December 2023. Please contact the College if you have any feedback, questions or concerns. A copy of the Child Safety Program Review – Community Update can be found here.