The Geelong College is a Child Safe School. We have a zero-tolerance stance on child abuse
and are committed to the protection of all children from all forms of abuse. The Geelong College
recognises that in order to achieve a child safe environment at the College which meets students’
intellectual, physical, social, emotional and moral needs, students need to be involved in the
creation and maintenance of such an environment.
We are committed to taking a preventative and proactive approach to providing a childsafe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe; they are empowered to use their voices when decisions are being made that affect their safety.We are also committed to providing simple and accessible processes to assist all children to identify and communicate when they do not feel safe. Particularly, this includes those who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, from culturally-diverse backgrounds and those with a disability.
We are clear about our behavioural expectations of every person in our community and are
committed to having a shared understanding of and responsibility for child safety. All staff are
expected to uphold a culture that protects children from all forms of harm.
The Geelong College Child Safe Program Handbook sets out the College’s comprehensive approach to protecting children from abuse.
The program contains our Child Protection and Safety Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct and Child Protection Reporting Procedures which provides a high-level statement of professional boundaries and ethical behaviour, as well as acceptable and unacceptable relationships. It also sets out detailed procedures for any member or our community to report concerns they may have around child safety and how The Geelong College will respond to these reports.
Our Child Protection Program sets out Geelong College’s comprehensive approach to protecting children from abuse.