St Edward’s is committed to the creation of a positive and robust child safeguarding culture, ensuring that all children and young people are safe and valued members of their school community. The purpose of this policy is to provide the overall framework for child safeguarding within EREA.
The College’s child safety policies and procedures complements the EREA Code of Conduct which details, clarifies and affirms the standards of behaviour expected for members of the Edmund Rice Education Australia community, including members of the College community.
Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is committed to a culture of respect and ethical conduct in the way we work and relate to each other. We recognise the value of keeping the laws and standards that apply to us in our work and encourage everyone to report wrongdoing.
Pastoral Care is defined as the provision schools make to ensure the emotional, physical and spiritual welfare of students
within their care. A successful pastoral policy means students feel safe, happy, involved and are performing to their full
The 'Hands Off’ Policy at St Edward’s College is designed to preserve the dignity, safety and wellbeing of all members of our community. The policy requires students to refrain from physically touching another student and/or their property. Appropriate physical greetings are not included in this rule.
Complaints regarding allegations of staff misconduct and reportable conduct are managed in a different manner to other complaints received by the College. This is because often these complaints are of a sensitive nature and raise potential privacy and confidentiality issues.