Child safety

Monash College is a child safe organisation

We are committed to:

  • Child safety, and ensuring our actions and decisions relating to children support these guiding principles. We want children at Monash College to be safe, happy and empowered.
  • Ensuring all necessary steps are taken to realise the rights of children and to actively safeguard all children that we interact with from harm in both Australia and overseas (also in support of the Convention on the Rights of the Child).
  • Ensuring individuals support the prevention of child abuse and child exploitation by setting boundaries for personal interactions with children, identifying risks early, and implementing measures to remove and reduce these risks as the University and College has a zero tolerance of child abuse and child exploitation.
  • Encouraging reports of suspected child abuse, including from children themselves, and treating these reports seriously and consistently with our procedures.
  • The cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
  • Providing training and education that supports individuals to achieve these commitments.

Our child safety standards have been endorsed by our CEO and Board of Directors.