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Iona College is committed to the protection of all young people and has a zero tolerance for child abuse and neglect.

Iona College prioritises the safety and wellbeing of every student entrusted to our care.  Child safeguarding is at the forefront of our mission, and we are committed to creating a safe, supportive and nurturing environment where all students feel valued, respected and protected from harm.  In line with the eleven Victorian child safe standards we adhere to rigorous policies and procedures aimed at preventing child abuse and promoting child safety in all aspects of our College community.  This includes a range of measures, including clear policies and procedures, the implementation of robust recruitment and screening processes, the provision of quality training and professional development for staff, the promotion of positive and respectful relationships, and the empowerment of our young people to participate in decisions that affect them.

Iona College is dedicated to upholding these standards and continuously strives to create a safe and inclusive environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Child Safe Standards

The Victorian Child Safe Standards outlined in Ministerial Order 1359  were updated in July 2022 and apply to all Victorian schools.

There are 11 Child Safe Standards:

Child Protection at Iona

Child safety is everyone’s responsibility and Iona College is proud to be a child safe school.  We have a moral obligation and legal responsibility to uphold and actively promote the safety of all students.

We explicitly educate our young people about abuse and neglect and work with them to empower all students.  There are four child protection officers at the College responsible for assisting staff and students if they need to report any abuse.  These trusted adults receive specialised training and are committed to acting in the students best interests keeping them safe from harm.

Child Protection Officers at Iona

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