Billanook College is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children, and to ensure that those people who care for our students act in their best interests and take all reasonable steps to provide a safe and secure school environment. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.
Everyone working at Billanook College is responsible for the care and protection of children and reporting information about child abuse. The College has a duty of care to provide safe, open and supportive environments that protect our students, and where those who represent the College (staff, volunteers and contractors) work within the framework of our vision, mission and objectives. In particular we are committed to providing an environment where all of our students are protected from any form of abuse.
Creating child-safe school environments is a dynamic process that involves active participation and responsibility by the College, families and our community. It is marked by collaboration, vigilance and proactive approaches across policies, procedures, curriculum and practices.
Every person involved in the Billanook community has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
Below are links to relevant Billanook College Policies and documentation concerning Child Safety.
Billanook College Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
Victorian Ministerial Order 870 on Child Safe Standards
Billanook College Child Safety Policy
Billanook College Child Safety Code of Conduct