Child Safety

St. Joseph’s Primary School holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility. Central to the mission is an unequivocal commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of children and young people and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Mrs. Maryanne Evans has been appointed as Child Protection Officer for St. Joseph’s Primary School.

Mrs. Evans can be contacted by calling the school office on (03) 5561 1343 or email any queries to

Child Safety Policies and Guidelines

CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety

Child Safety Policy-Student Version

DOBCEL Child Safe School Policy

DOBCEL PROTECT -Identifying and Responding to Student Sexual Offending

DOBCEL PROTECT Reporting and Responding Obligations Policy

DOBCEL Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy

DOBCEL Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct

DOBCEL School Child Safety Officer Role Description

Mandatory Reporting Guidelines

St. Joseph's Primary School Child Safety Policy

St Joseph's Primary School PROTECT: Reporting and Responding Obligations Procedures for Schools

Working with Children Check

Parents and volunteers are encouraged to support St. Joseph’s Primary School and our students by volunteering their time to help in classrooms, school events, excursions, canteen and various other times as invited by the school.  In 2008, new State Legislation required volunteers working with children in Victoria to have a current Working with Children Check (WWC Check).

If you would like to volunteer your time at St. Joseph’s Primary School for any purpose/event, you will need a current Working with Children Check (WWCC), this is Victorian Government legislation.

Working With Children Check website