Westgarth Primary School OSHC is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children, fostered through responsive relationships, engaging experiences and a safe and healthy environment that empowers children. We are committed to providing environments where children’s participation is valued, their views respected, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns are listened to, treated seriously and in a manner consistent with our policies and procedures. Legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are concerned about a child’s safety are followed rigorously.
We are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. Westgarth Primary School OSHC has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers and we are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We are committed to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, international students, students with disabilities, those unable to live at home, children and young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) and other students experiencing risk or vulnerability.
We are committed to regularly reviewing our child safe practices, and seeking input from our students, families, staff, and volunteers to inform our ongoing strategies.