Mernda Hills Christian College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students.
Mernda Hills Christian College is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. A child-safe environment is one where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.
Every person involved in the College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he or she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the well-being and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make. This commitment to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of all children and young people in the College will be maintained at all times during their participation in learning and other activities in all College environments, including, but not limited to, at school, excursions and camps, on outdoor education activities, and online.
Particular attention will be given to the inclusiveness and cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, children and young people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children and young people with a disability, and other vulnerable children and young people. Mernda Hills Christian College has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse.
The College has a zero tolerance for child abuse and has procedures in place to protect children, support those at risk and respond to incidents or allegations of all forms of child abuse.
These procedures are outlined in the following documents: