Child Safe

Child Safe Information
St Brigid’s College holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility. Central to the mission of the school is an absolute commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of children and young people and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
Our Child Safety Policy details and affirms the standards of behaviour expected for members of the St Brigid’s College community.
St Brigid’s College Child Protection Officer is Mrs Antonia Jeffery who can be contacted on 03 5382 3545 (Extension no. 628) or by emailling ajeffery@stbc.vic.edu.au.

The College’s Child Protection Officer is your first point of contact for reporting child protection issues within the College. Mrs Antonia Jeffery has received special training that allows her to deal with child protection concerns both sensitively and effectively.

‘Child Abuse’ includes sexual offences;

  • grooming;
  • physical violence;
  • serious emotional or psychological harm;
  • serious neglect;
  • and family violence, or exposure to family violence.

If you have any concern that a child may be experiencing any form of abuse, whether or not you have formed a belief on reasonable grounds that the abuse has occurred, you should immediately complete the Child Safe Incident Report Form and then make contact with our Child Protection Officer. The welfare and best interests of the child are paramount. Whenever there are concerns that a child is in immediate danger, the Police should be called on 000.

Child Safe Incident Report Form

The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the new PROTECT Child Safe Standards.