Child Safety

Our Lady of Lourdes 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. This commitment to child safety is reflected in all policies and procedures at our school. All Child Safety policies and procedures are regularly evaluated and updated by staff and the School Advisory Council, in line with child safety guidelines from the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools (MACs).

The following policies outline our beliefs and actions related to the safety and wellbeing of the children in our care at OLOL:

Child Abuse Support Resource 1: Internal school process for mandatory reporting

Child Abuse Support Resource 2: Reporting criteria – failure to disclose

Child Abuse Support Resource 3: Procedure for ensuring that staff are informed about mandatory reporting obligations

Child Abuse Support Resource 4: Critical actions for schools

Child Safety Code of Conduct for Parent/Guardian/Carer

Child Safety Code of Conduct for Staff, Volunteers and Contractors

Child Safety Code of Conduct for Students

Child Safety Code of Conduct - Child Version

Child Safety Policy

Commitment to Child Safety

Duty of Care Guidelines

Protect: Identifying and Responding to Abuse - Reporting Obligations

Staff Recruitment Policy

Student Behaviour Policy

Mrs Francine Walsh has been appointed as Child Protection Officer for Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School. Mrs Francine Walsh can be contacted by calling the school office on 9510 6688 or email any queries to