Lauriston Girls School
At the heart of all Lauriston Girls’ School policies and guidelines is a commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive environment.
Lauriston Girls’ School is a child safe organisation which welcomes children, young people and their families.
We are committed to providing environment where our students are safe and feel safe, where their participation is valued, their views respected, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Our child safe policies, strategies and practices are inclusive of the needs of all children and students.
Lauriston Girls’ School has zero tolerance for child abuse. Everyone working at Lauriston Girls’ School is responsible for the care and protection of the children and young people within our care and reporting of information about suspected child abuse.
All members of staff share in the responsibility for the prevention and detection of child abuse, and must:
These standards fall under the Ministerial Order 1359 – Implementing the Child Safe Standards – Managing the risk of child abuse in schools and School Boarding premises and take effect as of 1 July 2022. The development of the Child Safe Standards forms part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations.
All Victorian schools are required to operate within a ‘child-safe environment.’ Lauriston has met all the required standards for child safety and will continue to screen staff and train them to identify and report any suspected abuse. Lauriston will also work with students to make sure they also understand these important policies.
The Child Safe Standards consist of:
Lauriston must comply with minimum child safe standards and report annually to the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority about the policies within their School and undertake regular reviews of the policy-in-action.
Lauriston incorporates annual review information, compliance with Standards, training, policy updates and mandatory reporting requirements in the School’s annual report.
A trusting and cooperative relationship between families, College, staff, and the community is best for students. Therefore, we treat all concerns and your private information seriously.
The purpose of these Policies is to provide clear principles and requirements for prospective students seeking to enrol at Lauriston Girls’ School.
Please view our Fees page for our current Schedule of Fees for domestic and international students.
At Lauriston Girls’ School, our values support and celebrate diversity and the global perspectives that each student brings to our community and we welcome students from many different cultures, religions and backgrounds.
Lauriston Girls School is registered with CRICOS (CRICOS Provider Code 00152f) and is approved to provide education or training courses to overseas students in Victoria.