St Joseph’s College Geelong has taken a lead role in Victoria in helping educate students on the importance of Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships. Respectful Relationships is about tackling family violence through education. St Joseph’s College has a Respectful Relationships team which includes members form the wellbeing leadership team, general teaching and support staff from several campuses and student representatives. This team meet collectively each term to explore and implement Respectful Relationships focuses initiatives throughout the College.
St Joseph’s College is committed to providing a Child Safe environment for all young people. All students enrolled at St Joseph’s College have the right to feel safe and be safe. The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have no tolerance for child abuse. We aim to create a child-safe and child-friendly environment where children are free to enjoy life to the full without any concern for their safety. There is particular attention paid to the most vulnerable children, including First Nations children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with a disability.
St Joseph’s College has an appointed Child safety team which oversee the implementation of Yearly safeguarding goals and action plans. The College appoints three Child Safety Officers and the College’s Deputy Principal- staff and student wellbeing is the official appointed safeguarding officer. The Child safety team also consists of additional members from the wellbeing leadership team, wellness team, risk and compliance team, HR team, teacher volunteers and student representatives from both campuses.