Our College

Child Safe Standards

 

The life and teachings of Jesus in the Gospel inspire Avila College’s dedication to the care, safety and wellbeing of ALL children and young people.

Jesus’ promise “I have come that you may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10), underpins Avila’s fundamental responsibility for our students and our vision and practical commitments to promoting the love, justice and sanctity of every unique person. 

 

Avila College is committed to:

  • being a child-safe environment which has zero tolerance for child abuse;
  • actively engaging; listening to and empowering all our students;
  • open communication with our families and supporting them to promote the wellbeing and safety of their children;
  • establishing child-safe relationships within our community;
  • developing an organisational culture marked by collaborative, vigilant and proactive approaches across policies, procedures, curriculum and practices;
  • supporting and developing all our staff in their roles to educate, care for and protect our students.

 

Ministerial Order 870 is a key part of the Government's response to the recommendations of the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations.

  • Avila College supports the Ministerial Order and Child Safe Standards to ensure protection of all children, believing all young people have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect. 
  • The College's current policies can be accessed via the links below:

Avila College Child Safety Policy click here 
Code of Conduct - Child Safety click here
Mandatory Reporting Procedure - Child Safety click here 

Parent Code of Belonging (October 2016) click here

Information relating to Catholic Education's commitment to the new Ministerial Standards is also available on the CECV Child Safety website (please put the following link into your web browser)

http://www.ceosand.catholic.edu.au/news/publications/38-cecv-commitment-statement-to-child-safety/file