Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is committed to keeping children safe at all our schools, Catholic Out of Schools Hours Care, Catholic Early Learning Centres and Trade Training Centres.
With this in mind, we recently released our Safeguarding Commitment Statement. Safeguarding is a framework for protecting children against harm, abuse and neglect. While Safeguarding incorporates some child protection practices, it is broader and has a more proactive approach to protecting children.
We’re so proud of the students, staff and families who were part of this powerful video about our shared commitment to keeping children and young people safe.
Please take a moment to view our Safeguarding Commitment Statement below
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We adhere to the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and support the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
A range of checks and undertakings are required for people who work for or provide services to CEDP. These checks reduce potential risk and forms part of our strategy to build child safe communities.
In the Diocese of Parramatta we see parents as partners in your child's educational experience. Parents are encouraged to become involved in our schools in a variety of ways such as canteen helpers, coaches of sporting teams, supporting classroom learning, providing general assistance around the school and much much more.
Contractors may include architects, builders and tradespeople project managed by CEDP or services provided to students using CEDP rooms and equipment including music teachers, speech pathologists, canteen providers and repairs and maintenance workers, amongst others.
We thank you for the important role you play in supporting the ongoing learning of our students and the opportunities you provide.
All Volunteers and Contractors must complete the Building Child Safe Communities Undertaking Form and online training module prior to being engaged by a school or any other CEDP site.
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How does CEDP meet the 10 safeguarding standards?
Set out below are each of the 10 NCSS including their criteria and information on how CEDP are meeting these requirements.
This information is constantly evolving and you are invited to contact Safeguarding to discuss how your school meets the standards and any additional programs that may exist at a local level which support their implementation.