Standard 6 = Practise good governance. Outcome = Making decisions consistent with relevant legislation.
The school understands its responsibilities in line with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
Child Safe Organisations self-assessment tool is completed and reviewed annually, or more frequently if required.
As a first step to demonstrate a commitment to child safety, community language schools should consider publishing a statement such as
COMMITMENT TO BEING CHILD SAFE AND FRIENDLY
(Name of CLS) is a child safe and friendly organisation that values the children of our community. The school understands that safety doesn’t just happen, and that there is a need for all members of the school community to play their part in ensuring a safe environment. (Name of CLS) regularly reviews child safety practices and procedures to support:
positive interactions in the school and its community
the development and maintenance of an environment that contributes to the overall healthy development of children
Child safe practices and procedures help our students and staff engage positively and actively in the learning of (name of language and its culture).