All children have a right to be protected from harm; schools and teachers owe a ‘duty of care’ to
all students at Casa Mia Montessori School. Schools have a special responsibility to protect
children when they are on school premises and also to intervene when they believe the welfare
of a child is at risk outside the school.
There are legal and regulatory responsibilities that rest with the School and the teaching staff to
protect; educate students in protective behaviours; detect and report child abuse.
Child Protection must not be viewed in isolation. The issue must be considered alongside other
school policies such as the School Code of Conduct, Complaints Management, Behaviour
Management, Human Resources Management procedures and the entire infrastructure must be
The purpose of the policy is to state the intentions of Casa Mia Montessori School to employ
reasonable safe guards for the children enrolled in the school and to put in place the procedures
that will outline the actions necessary to do so.