Tintern Grammar’s commitment to child safety
Tintern Grammar is committed to creating and maintaining a school in which all children are safe from harm and in doing so abides by the 11 child safe standards set down by the Commission for Children and Young People CCYP | The 11 Child Safe Standards.
At Tintern Grammar we have a zero tolerance for child abuse, racism and other vilification;
The principles that guide child safety at Tintern Grammar are that:
- the best interests of the child are paramount;
- child protection is a shared responsibility of everyone in the School community;
- all children have a right to feel safe and be safe at school, and have equal rights to protection from abuse and neglect;
- the School will consider the opinions of students and use their opinions to develop child safety policies and procedures; and
- the School is committed to providing a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued
- the School is committed to understanding children and young people’s diverse circumstances and providing support and responding to those who are vulnerable, including children with a disability, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who are unable to live at home, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex children
- the School will take into account the diversity of all children, (including but not limited to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children), and children who are vulnerable, and make reasonable efforts to accommodate these matters
- everyone must also comply with the School’s Child Safety Code of Conduct, which sets stringent standards for personal behaviour
- all children, regardless of their gender, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, or family or social background, have equal rights to protection from abuse.