At Brisbane Catholic Education one of our highest priorities is the safety of our students. As we embed the 10 National Catholic Safeguarding Standards in all we do at BCE we are highlighting a safeguarding standard each month and spotlighting how this contributes to a safe environment for our students, adults at risk and our Personnel.
This month we highlight Standard 8 – Safe physical and online environments.
Standard 8 is about promoting safety and implementing safeguards to reduce opportunity for students to be harmed in physical and online environments.
Below we share a few of BCE strategies to create a safe physical and online environment for students and BCE Personnel.
1. BCE Uses Enterprise Systems and Services
BCE Offices and Schools are encouraged to use BCE Enterprise Systems over other third-party applications. The safety benefits are that BCE Enterprise Systems enables:
2. Management of photos or videos of students
BCE has clear requirements for how photos and videos of students are to be obtained and managed. This includes:
3. Management of student and parent information
BCE takes seriously its responsibility to manage personal and sensitive information, relating to students, parents and carers, so its managed securely and confidentially in accordance with legal requirements.
BCE has in place specific policies, procedures and systems to capture and secure student and parent/carer information. This includes procedures to ensure any request for release of that information is managed appropriately and lawfully. These procedures guide BCE's response to request for information to be released by students or parents, or external parties such as a Court or police.
4. Education students to learn the skills to keep themselves safe online
BCE engages a number of strategies to support students in developing skills to keep themselves safe online. This includes:
5. Risks Management for a safe physical environment
BCE and its schools have in place risk assessment and management strategies to address a range of settings and activities during the delivery of education to students. This includes:
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
Further information or feedback in respect to the National Catholic Safeguarding Standard No 8 is welcomed by contacting: E: email@example.com or go to website: www.bce.catholic.edu.au
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2A Burke Street, Woolloongabba Qld 4102 Australia
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GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia
Phone: (07) 3033 7000
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