At Lowther Hall the physical, emotional and social safety of the girls is vitally important to everyone. We have policies and practices in place which support our commitment to child safety and also foster a culture which seeks to be proactive in creating a secure environment for the students. Specifically, we:
- Promote a culture of openness and awareness about child safety.
- Take account of the diversity of all children, including (but not limited to) the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, and children who are vulnerable.
- Assist staff, adults and children to understand child abuse as is appropriate for their age and role.
- Manage risks to maximise safety.
- Have specific policies and procedures in place.
- Set clear boundaries for adults in the community.
- Address child safety through the staff recruitment, selection, induction and supervision process.
- Manage our volunteers and contractors.
- Empower our girls through classroom, year level, student led and whole school programs.
- Follow up complaints and disclosures with diligence.
- Understand and comply with our legal responsibilities with regard to child safety.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to child safety, please contact a member of the school staff immediately.
code of conduct
This Code sets out the standards for the way we conduct ourselves at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School. The Code is supported by the School’s policies and procedures and underpinned by the School’s Values Statement. It is informed by and reflective of the 'Qualities of a Lowther Hall Girl', 'Teacher', 'Support Staff Member' and 'School Council Member'. This Code applies to all staff, School Council members, contractors and volunteers (including parents). Some individuals will also be members of a recognised professional body (such as teachers, psychologists, etc.) with their own professional codes of conduct which must also be adhered to.