CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety

CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety

A safe and nurturing culture for all children and young people in Catholic schools. The Statement is intended to provide the central focus for child safety across Catholic education in Victoria, built around a unified understanding of the moral imperative and overarching commitments that underpin our drive for improvement and cultural change.


Code of Conduct (August 2016)

Safeguarding Children and Young People

"St. Brendan's is a Catholic School embracing our diverse Community with faith and courage in the spirit of the Mercy Tradition."


Failure to Protect

The dignity of the human person, who is created in the image and likeness of God, is the foundation of Catholic Social Teaching. This Catholic anthropology leads us to afford all people, but especially children, young people and the most vulnerable, the highest respect. Within this context, effective Catholic schools provide a safe, supportive and secure environment that promotes respect and care and values diversity. The mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of children and young people are essential preconditions for successful learning. These qualities cannot be developed for individuals in isolation from the health and wellbeing of the school community as a whole.


Grooming Policy

The dignity of the human person, who is created in the image and likeness of God, is the foundation of Catholic Social Teaching. This Catholic anthropology leads us to afford all people, but especially children, young people and the most vulnerable, the highest respect.


School Child Safety Policy

This policy was written to demonstrate the strong commitment of the St Brendan’s School community, leaders, staff, volunteers, students, their families, to child safety and to provide an outline of the policies and procedures developed to keep everyone safe from harm, including all forms of abuse. 


Working With Children Checks (WWCC) Policy

The dignity of the human person, who is created in the image and likeness of God, is the foundation of Catholic Social Teaching. This Catholic anthropology leads us to afford all people, but especially children, young people and the most vulnerable, the highest respect. Within this context, effective Catholic schools provide a safe, supportive and secure environment that promotes respect and care and values diversity.