Blackburn Lake Primary School is totally committed to implementing the Victorian Government’s recommended Child Safe Standards. Our school has comprehensive strategies in place and has an embedded a culture of Child Safety in our school. Our Principal Loisia Steed, Assistant Principal David Dowson and staff, are responsible for managing and achieving strategies around maintaining our culture of Child Safety. Our school community recognises the importance of, and has a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of its students and enables them to thrive in their learning and development.
Please access our Statement of Commitment and all our policies related to the Child Safe Standards. In addition the school has more detailed, documented strategies/procedures for responding to suspected child abuse and for responding to other concerns about the wellbeing of a child. We note that fulfilling the roles and responsibilities contained in our strategies and procedures does not displace or discharge any other obligations that arise if a person reasonably believes that a child is at risk of child abuse.