Child Safety

Our School - Child Safety

At St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Primary School, child protection is very important to us and 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 in 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.

We work under the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited guidelines and use their policies to guide the procedures that are implemented in our school. Please click on the links below to view each of the policies that we are guided by to ensure child safety at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Primary School.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding child safety please contact the principal Kate Dourley on

Anti-Grooming Policy

Behaviour Management Policy

Child Safety Policy

Child Safety Policy Child Friendly Version

Child Safety Poster Child Friendly Version

CECV - Child Safe Standards

CECV - Child Safety

Commitment Statement to Child Safety

Child Protection and Safety Policy

Complaints and Grievances Management Policy

Critical Actions for Response to Child Abuse

Duty of Care Policy

Failure to Disclose Policy

Failure to Protect Policy

Mandatory Reporting Policy

Pastoral Care Policy

St Thomas the Apostle - Safe Guarding Children & Young People Code of Conduct

Suspension Expulsion and Negotiated Transfer Policy