William Clarke College

Child Protection

Child Protection Statement/Policy

The safety, protection and well-being of all students is of fundamental importance to the College. Therefore, the College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All persons who have a concern related to a Child Protection matter must report their concern to the Headmaster (Head of Agency). If the concern involves the Headmaster, then it should be reported to the Chair of College Council.

The College commits to be a child-safe organisation and to the implementation of the recommendations and the Child Safe Standards contained in the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The College will operate in accordance with all legislation in respect to Child Protection as a matter of priority.

All staff and volunteers must undertake annual training to make them aware of their Child Protection Obligations.

 

Reporting Child Protection Concerns

The College requires you to report any concern you may have about the safety, welfare or wellbeing of a child or young person directly to the Headmaster immediately, including if you are unsure about whether a matter is one of child protection. This covers complaints or allegations of staff misconduct or reportable conduct. If unsure, still report.

Reporting can be achieved by direct correspondence to the Headmaster at Headmaster@wcc.nsw.edu.au.

If the allegation involves the Headmaster, you are required to report your concern directly to the Chair of Council at chairman@wcc.nsw.edu.au.

The College is a participating member of the National Redress Scheme.

Child Protection Resources/Files