Child Protection & Safety

At St. Mary’s we acknowledge and understand that child safety is the responsibility of every person and is an integral aspect of student wellbeing.  We aim to work collaboratively with parents, students and other community members to ensure a safe school environment.

Our commitment to the protection of students is based in our belief that each person is made in the image of God, and our ethos is to provide a safe and supportive environment. All students have the right to expect that the school will always act to protect them from any kind of harm.

At St. Mary’s Primary school child protection is very important to us.  We work under the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) guidelines and use their policies to guide the procedures that are implemented in our school.  Our Child Protection policies can be accessed via this page.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding child safety please contact the Principal, Brett Morris by calling the school on 0351 441780 or emailing Brett at

Please click on the following link to access the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Child Protection and Safety Information Page

Child Protection and Safety CECV

Please click on the following links to access our school policies

Anti Grooming Policy Behaviour Management Policy Child Protection and Safety Policy Commitment Statement to Child Safety Duty Of Care Policy Failure to Disclose Policy Failure to Protect Policy Mandatory Reporting Policy Pastoral Care Policy Suspension Expulsion and Negotiated Transfer Policy and Procedures Four Critical Actions for Schools to Respond to Child Abuse Responding to Suspected Child Abuse Template Code of Conduct - Safeguarding Children & Young People

Please click on the following link to access the Victorian State Government Education & Training Protect Site

Protect Site Protect - Child Safe - Schools Guide