Child Safe Standards - Related Policies

The Child Safe Standards (the Standards) are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian schools to ensure they are well prepared to keep children and young people safe and protect them from abuse. Ministerial Order 1359 – Implementing the Child Safe Standards – Managing the risk of child abuse in schools (PDF) provides the framework for child safety in schools.

Standard 1: Culturally safe environments – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.
Standard 2: Leadership, governance and culture – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture.
Standard 3: Child and student empowerment – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
Standard 4: Family engagement – Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
Standard 5: Diversity and equity – Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice.
Standard 6: Suitable staff and volunteers – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
Standard 7: Child-focused complaints processes – Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
Standard 8: Child safety knowledge, skills and awareness – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
Standard 9: Physical and online environments – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
Standard 10: Review of child safety practices - Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
Standard 11: Implementation of child safety practices – Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.


Wembley Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe. 


Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:


Policies related to Child Safe Standards


Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy (otherwise called Child Safety Policy)

Action Plan - Aboriginal Learning, Wellbeing and Safety

Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy

Bullying Prevention Policy

Child Safety Code of Conduct

Volunteers Policy

Complaints Policy

Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy

Visitors Policy

Digital Learning Policy

Yard Duty and Supervision Policy


As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Wembley Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback. 


If you have any suggestions, comments or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact Vassie Vatsilas-D’Arcangelo, via the school email address: