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The care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people is a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education in the Sandhurst Diocese.

Catholic school communities place the highest priority on the care, wellbeing and protection of children and young people. Founded in Christ and sustained by faith, Catholic schools seek to fulfil their mission of enabling each student to come into the fullness of their own humanity. This includes promoting the inherent dignity of children and young people, and their fundamental right to be respected, nurtured and safeguarded by all.

Catholic Education Sandhurst is committed to the wellbeing and protection of all children and  complying with Ministerial Order No. 870: Child Safe Standards - Managing the Risk of Child Abuse in Schools, and following the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

Supporting an absolute commitment to child safety, Catholic Education Sandhurst continues to work closely with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), the Department of Education and Training (DET), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to improve child protection through the promotion and implementation of the Victorian compulsory minimum Child Safe Standards and other relevant legislative obligations emanating from recommendations associated with the:

  • Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations which culminated in the report titled Betrayal of Trust.

Child Safety Information

Documents concerning the protection of children under the Victorian Government's Child Safe Standards. All relevant CES Limited policies will be available soon.

pdf CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety (590 KB)

Mandatory reporting is a legal requirement under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic.) to protect children from harm relating to physical injury and sexual abuse and is non-negotiable in our schools.

Reporting and Support Contacts

Catholic Education Sandhurst Ltd Child Protection Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

24 Hour Services
  • Victoria Police: 000
  • DHHS Child Protection: 131 278
Other Services
Reporting Resources
  • PROTECT - Identifying and Responding to Student Sexual Offending
  • PROTECT - Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools
  • FOUR CRITICAL ACTIONS FOR SCHOOLS Responding to Incidents, Disclosures and Suspicions of Child Abuse 

Bendigo Office

120 Hargreaves St
PO Box 477
Bendigo, 3552
Ph: (03) 5443 2377

Tatura Office

74 Hogan St
Tatura, 3616
Ph: (03) 5831 3811

Wangaratta Office

71 Ryley St
PO Box 1181
Wangaratta, 3677
Ph: (03) 5723 0000


General Enquiries