Child Safety Code of Conduct





Taiwanese School of Melbourne strongly encourages integrity, honesty, courtesy and professionalism amongst all employees particularly in the presence of children and students.

All teachers, staff and volunteers are required to observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the school of students and children as noted below.

All personnel of Taiwanese School of Melbourne are responsible for supporting the safety, participation, wellbeing and empowerment of students and children by:


  • Adhering to Taiwanese School of Melbourne Risk Management Strategy at all times

  • Having a Zero tolerance of for child abuse

  • Take reasonable steps to protect student and child safety at all times

  • Listening and responding to concerns of students and children, particularly if they are advising of abuse to themselves or another student/child and/or are worried about their safety or the safety of another

  • Promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of all students/children

  • Promote a zero tolerance of discrimination

  • Reporting any allegations of child abuse to Principal/Nominated supervisors/Responsible person and the leadership team whilst ensuring any allegations are reported to the police or child protection agency relevant to each state

  • Reporting any child safety concerns to Principal/Nominated supervisors/Responsible person and the leadership team

  • If an allegation of child abuse is made, ensure as quickly as possible that the students(s)/child(ren) are safe

  • Encouraging students/children to “have a say” and participate in all relevant organisational

  • Activities where possible, especially on issues that are important to them

  • remain professional at all times

  • perform our roles to the best of our ability with honesty and care

  • abide by all School’s policies and procedures- both operational and staff related

  • treat everyone with respect and courtesy, without harassment

  • protect the privacy of children and young people, families and employees/volunteers

  • abide by reasonable instructions, company policies, child care regulations and all other relevant Australian laws


Staff and volunteers will not:

  • develop any “special” relationships with students/children that could be seen as favouritism

  • exhibit behaviours with students/children which may be considered as unnecessarily physical

  • put students/children at risk of abuse

  • do things of a personal nature that students/children can do for themselves

  • engage in open discussions of a mature nature or adult nature in the presence of


  • use inappropriate language in the presence of students/children

  • express personal views on cultures, race or sexuality in the presence of students/children

  • discriminate against any student/child

  • have any online contact with a student/child or their family (unless necessary, for example providing families with school news/newsletters)

  • ignore or disregard any suspected or disclosed child abuse


If it is believed that a student/child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000