Key Concepts

Situational prevention

Evaluating various elements within our schools - including physical and online environments, staffing, governance, behaviours and culture with an aim to eleminate or mitigate situations that present risk for children and young people.

Extended guardianship

When our leaders, staff and wider school community share a collective responsibility to actively support an environment that is engaging, supportive and safe. At a basic level this involves talking about behaviours that don't contribute to engaging supportive and safe environments.

Healthy and respectful relationships

Pope Francis says in AMORIS LAETITA, as an essential requirement of love, "every human being is bound to live agreeably with those around him". Modelling healthy and respectful relationships creates an engaging, safe and supportive environment. It also equips children and young people with the understanding of how they should be treated.