Child Safe Standards

Officer Specialist School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

Officer Specialist School values a culture of mutual respect and co-operation, the appreciation of individual differences and the positive resolution of conflict. Positive social behaviours are currently developed and promoted through comprehensive skills-based programs that include health and human relations, social skills and school-based Positive Behaviour Support.

Child safety and wellbeing at Officer Specialist School information for families and the school community

The Victorian Government has announced new Child Safe Standards to further strengthen child safety across organisations, including schools. The new standards recognise the critical importance of families and the broader school community in maintaining and promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Officer Specialist School has reviewed and updated our child safety policies and procedures to ensure they meet the requirements of the new standards. These are available to view on the website or in hard copy from the school’s front office.

We are committed to continuous improvement in our approach to child safety and wellbeing and welcome feedback from families and members of our school community on ways we can further strengthen our child safety policies, procedures and practices.

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please contact our principal, Helene Rowe.

We promote the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and provide safe environments for children with a range of disabilities.

For further information please refer to the following documents and policies: