Culture

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Element Aims

All members of the school community share responsibility for, and actively promote an environment that prioritises the best interests of children and young people.

"What might this look like at my school?"

Teachers and staff recognise a child and young adult’s right to a safe, engaging and supportive environment.

Child safety is a responsibility shared by everyone in schools and across CEWA.

Standardised, quality training is provided to understand the indicators of child maltreatment, e.g. Child Protection Policy and Mandatory Reporting training

Child safe policies and practices are in place to ensure that unsafe behaviour is recognised and reported.

There is a culture where children and young adults can raise concerns without worry.

Parents are treated as partners in child safety and have access to information and support on all aspects of child safety.

Parents, children and young adults are included in the development of policies, procedures and models of service.

Staff protect and respect a child or young adult’s cultural and spiritual identity and help to support and preserve their family and community connection.

Staff actively seek to identify and eliminate racism and discrimination.

Staff feel confident to identify and present concerns about child safety activities and practices.

There operates a culture of trust and openness where practice is supervised, discussed, questioned and improved.

Teachers and staff are alert and aware about how others treat children and young people.