Child Safety

All students enrolled, and any child visiting, have a right to feel safe and be safe. The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority. We have zero tolerance to child abuse, including corporal punishment. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe, develop responsibility for their own safety and are free to enjoy life to the full without  concerns for their safety being threatened by others. 

The staff and volunteers of St. Pius X Parish School, encourage students to express their views. We listen to their suggestions, especially on matters that directly affect them. We actively encourage all students to openly express their views and feel comfortable about giving voice to the things that are important to them.

We teach students about what they can do if they feel unsafe. We listen to and act on any concerns students, or their parents or carers, raise with us. 

At St. Pius X Parish School we provide every child with the opportunity to engage in social emotional programs. These programs include the school wide Bounce Back Resilience program. Other programs that provide further support to children with wellbeing concerns are Seasons For Growth and Confident Kids. 

We aim to support all  students, teachers and families in their wellbeing. As a Catholic school community, our policies, planning and practice are called to reflect a consistently high level of pastoral care.

Relevant School Documents:

DOBCEL PROTECT Reporting and Responding Obligations Policy February 2021

St Pius X PROTECT Reporting and Responding Obligations Procedures for Schools February 2021

DOBCEL Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct February 2021

Child Safety Statement for Students