Child Safety & Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity at the school you will be required to:

  • Have a current "Working With Children Check Victoria" that has been sighted and recorded at the school office (application link HERE if you need to apply for one), you must carry this card each time you are volunteering at school,

  • sign in and out of the school office each time you are onsite, you will need your WWCC number to enter into the Compass Kiosk,
  • acknowledge in signing in that you are familiar with the Volunteer Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct, Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy, Procedures for Responding to incidents, disclosures and suspicions of child abuse.  Copies of these policies can be found on the Policies page of this website,
  • undertake the Volunteer Training that is accessed by clicking on the image below.




Parkdale Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children. The Child Safe Standards recognise that all  children are vulnerable and there are eleven Child Safe Standards as shown below:


Child Safe Standard 1 – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

Child Safe Standard 2 – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture.

Child Safe Standard 3 – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

Child Safe Standard 4 – Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Child Safe Standard 5 – Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice.

Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

Child Safe Standard 7 – Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.

Child Safe Standard 8 – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.

Child Safe Standard 9 – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.

Child Safe Standard 10 – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.

Child Safe Standard 11 – Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.


Child Safe Standard 8 requires us to ensure that we have appropriate process in place for volunteers working at our school which includes parent volunteers who help with; classroom programs, corridor and classroom reading, excursions, camps, Clubs such as Garden Club, PPA activities onsite such as uniform sales, etc.



Protecting Children from Abuse: For Parents and Carers

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