While promoting and providing a safe and supportive learning environment is an essential function for all schools, we have particularly strong and clear reasons for doing this as Catholic schools.
In Catholic Education the desire to protect children and young people is based upon the belief that each person is made in the image of God and that the inherent dignity of all should be recognised and fostered.
For us, making the school a place of safety and a nurturing community of care, is an essential part of our ethos and underpins our commitment to the protection of students. We strive to ensure a culture where all acknowledge and understand that student protection is the responsibility of everyone.
Important in developing this culture is the education of our students about personal safety strategies and a focus by our schools on the safety and wellbeing of students being at the centre of every preventative and protective action they take. We believe that student protection is an integral part of student wellbeing and that this focus can inspire hope and a positive vision for the future for our students.
In fulfilling its pastoral, policy and legal responsibilities, Brisbane Catholic Education and the schools it administers and supports:
For enquiries in relation to Brisbane Catholic Education’s student protection processes please contact your school Principal.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Education Council’s
Student Protection Policy can be accessed online at
www.bne.catholic.edu.au or directly at http://www.cec.qld.edu.au/policies/Pages/Policies.aspx
And /or contact: Professional Standards and Student Protection Phone (07) 30337409 Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Brisbane Catholic Education GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001
Child Protection Act 1999
Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act and Regulation 2017
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
Education (College of Teachers) Act 2005
Queensland Police Service
Police – Emergency (free call) - 24 hours 000
Police Link 131444
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
After Hours Service (free call) 24 hours: 1800 177 135or 3235 9999
Family and Child Connect
13 Family (13 32 64)
Domestic and Family Violence Support Services
DVConnect Womensline 24 hours: 1800 811 811
DVConnect Mensline 9am - 12pm: 1800 600 636
Immigrant Women’s Support Service: (07) 3846 3490
Legal Aid Queensland: 1300 651 188 (Request to speak to someone in the DV Unit)
Centacare Catholic Support Services: 1300 236 822
Parentline: 1300 30 1300
Kids Helpline (free): 1800 551 800
Sexual Assault Helpline (free): 1800 010 120
Lifeline Crisis Counselling Line - 24 hours: 13 11 14
Child protection assistance/resources can be accessed online at:
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102 Australia
GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia
Phone: (07) 3033 7000
Fax: (07) 3844 5101