In September 2015, the Government released new minimum Child Safe Standards which aim to create child safe cultures and environments in organisations that work with children. These standards will be implemented and enforced in Victorian schools through the school registration framework. As a minimum standard for school registration under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, schools must take action, in accordance with the Ministerial Order, to manage and reduce the risk of child abuse. The Ministerial Order spells out what the Child Safe Standards mean in a school environment, and demonstrates the Government's "zero tolerance" for child abuse in Victorian schools.
St. Peter’s is proactively working towards being a school that is safe for all who are a part of our school community.