All children and young people who come to Mosman Church of England Preparatory School have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We are committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people are safe and feel safe and are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.
We have a zero tolerance for child abuse and other harm and are committed to acting in students’ best interests and keeping them safe from harm.
The School regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintaining a child safe culture.
Each member of the School community has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role that they play individually, and collectively, to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all students is at the forefront of all that they do, and every decision that they make.
Our full Child Protection Policy can be seen here.
Mosman Prep is also a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme.
The Scheme was established in 2018 in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and acknowledges that many children were sexually abused in Australian institutions and recognises the suffering they endured because of this abuse. It helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response (for example, an apology), and a Redress payment.
If you experienced sexual abuse as a child (under 18 years of age) before 1 July 2018 and Mosman Prep was responsible for bringing you into contact with the person who abused you, you can make an application to the National Redress Scheme any time between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2027. You must also have been born before 30 June 2010 and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
For more information about the National Redress Scheme visit www.nationalredress.gov.au or you can call the Scheme on 1800 737 377.
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