South West TAFE is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse and demonstrates this commitment through the implementation of a Child Safe Program designed to keep children safe within our organisation.
We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and are free to enjoy life without any concern for their safety.
South West TAFE regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintain a child safe culture.
This includes the promotion of safety for all children including cultural safety for Aboriginal children, children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and by providing a safe environment for children with a disability or LGBTQIA+ students.
Child abuse includes sexual offences, grooming, physical violence, serious emotional or psychological harm, serious neglect and a child’s exposure to family violence.
All students enrolled, and any child visiting South West TAFE, have a right to feel safe and be safe. The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have zero tolerance to child abuse.