Child Safe Framework
The wellbeing and safety of all students is the highest priority for Catholic schools. Catholic Education Western Australia is committed to child safety and leading and supporting a child safe culture for all our schools, care centres and communities.
Catholic Education Western Australia encourages and supports every member of our Catholic school communities to make good decisions that always keep the best interests of the child or young person first.
All our schools enact a Code of Conduct that promotes positive work practices and establishes expectations for personal and professional boundaries concerning appropriate and inappropriate behaviour for staff, students, volunteers, parents and guardians, and visitors. There are clear procedures for raising concerns, facilitating discussion, and promoting professional behaviours and healthy relationships.
Our schools meet registration standards and other compliance obligations, including Mandatory Reporting, Codes of Conduct for staff and students, protective behaviours curriculum, training for staff and students, and information for parents and carers.
We lead and support a mindset and practice of modelling healthy and respectful relationships to prevent problem behaviours and abuse.
The Catholic Education Western Australia Child Safe Framework is based on the latest research in child safety for institutions, is in support of best practice, and is consistent with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations.
For any queries regarding child safety, in the first instance, contact your school or care centre directly.
If you have specific queries regarding the CEWA Child Safe Framework use our enquiry form below.