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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 DOBCEL ChildSafe Policy details and affirms the standards of behaviour expected for members of the St Brigid’s College community.
St Brigid’s College Child Safety Officers are Mr Leigh McDonald ad Mrs Chris Rook who can be contacted on 03 5382 3545 via the Student Wellbeing Team.

The College’s Child Safety Officers are your first point of contact for reporting child protection issues within the College and will be dealt with 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 one of our Child Safety Officers. 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.