Child Protection and Safety

At St Laurence O'Toole we believe that the social, emotional, moral, spiritual and physical wellbeing of our students is pivotal to student health, safety, learning and success.

At St Laurence O'Toole, we acknowledge and understand that child safety is the responsibility of every person and is an integral aspect of student wellbeing. We aim to work collaboratively with parents, students and other community members to ensure a safe school environment.

Our commitment to the protection of students is based on our belief that each person is made in the image of God, and our ethos is to provide a safe and supportive environment.

All students have the right to expect that the school will always act to protect them from any kind of harm.

Policy Documents 

All staff, volunteers, contractors, consultants, specialists, clergy, School Advisory Committee and Parent Association members must sign and adhere to our Child Safety Code of Conduct.


Excellent resources and information about Child Saftey and protection are available here - 'Protect'

The Catholic Education Commision of Victoria Child Protection and Safety webpage has CECV child safety material.