Education in the Archdiocese of Brisbane seeks to fulfil its duty of care to
all within its school communities and particularly its duty of care to
students. By its commitment to the importance and implementation of student
protection processes and interventions, Brisbane Catholic Education upholds the
right of students to a safe and secure environment based on the belief that
this is critical to fulfilling their academic achievements and potential, and
indeed critical to their overall wellbeing.
The Student Protection Processes document ensures
that appropriate responses are made whenever there is an allegation or
suspicion of sexual abuse, harm or inappropriate behaviour by an employee
towards a student. The document also outlines reporting processes for allegations
of child / student harm by other sources. The processes outlined are intended
to ensure that the steps taken at all levels will result in prompt,
professional, sensitive and appropriate action being taken by
St Teresa’s Catholic College and Brisbane Catholic
Education Office personnel.
The Student Protection Processes document
consists of three sections:
Part 1: Reporting and intervention processes for suspected
sexual abuse, harm and inappropriate behaviour by an employee towards a student.
Part 2: Reporting processes for allegations of child /
student harm by:
A person who is not an employee
Another student and
Part 3: Processes for ensuring that the student
protection processes are made known to students and staff, and are being implemented in schools.
The BCE Student Protection Processes document for Catholic schools can be accessed
by students, parents / carers and employees from the:
Champagnat Learning Centre (CLC)
select Students and Parents and then Student Protection from the drop down
accordance with requirements outlined in the Student Protection Processes document
the following two student protection posters are displayed in each classroom
and other areas throughout the College.
The Feeling Unsafe poster presents the message that ‘Nothing is
so awful that you can't talk to someone about it - so tell an adult you trust!’
This could be a Student Protection
Contact, Pastoral Care Teacher, Classroom Teacher, or other staff member. The
poster also reminds students that if they don’t get the help they need at
first, they need to keep reporting their concerns until something is done and
they feel safe again.
Student Protection Contacts poster is one way the College makes known
the names of the Student Protection Contacts to members of the school
person has the right to feel safe