Student Protection

Your children and their safety and wellbeing are our priority.  St Francis Xavier School is committed to the protection of all our students from harm and abuse. There have been some recent changes to legislation in relation to reporting of student protection matters by schools. 

Reporting of ​Concerns 

At St Francis Xavier School any concerns or reasonable suspicions we have about a student’s safety and wellbeing or the behaviour of a staff member or volunteer which a student considers to be inappropriate, will continue to be managed in accordan​ce with Brisbane Catholic Education Student Protection Processes.  All our staff recently undertook training on their reporting responsibilities.  A link to the Brisbane Catholic Education Student Protection Processes can be found on our school website (Student Protection Processes 19 January 2015.pdfStudent Protection Processes 19 January 2015) or they can be accessed on Brisbane Catholic Education’s public website www.bne.catholic.edu.au  Under the ‘Students and Parents’ tab select ‘Student Protection’ from the drop down menu and click on the relevant button.

Complaints Pro​​cedure

Brisbane Catholic Education has published a Complaints Procedure for Non-Compliance with BCE Student Protection Processes. A link to the Complaints Procedure can be found on our school website (Student Protection_Complaints_External_Procedures.pdfStudent Protection_Complaints_External_Procedures). Parents or students may make a complaint via the Record of Complaint about Non-compliance with Brisbane Catholic Education Student Protection Processes which  can be accessed on Brisbane Catholic Education’s public website www.bne.catholic.edu.au  Under the ‘Students and Parents’ tab select ‘Student Protection’ from the drop down menu and click on the relevant button.

We take all complaints very seriously and will handle them in accordance with the Complaints Procedure for Non-Compliance with BCE Stude​nt Protection Processes. Should you require information or assistance regarding the procedures you may contact the school or the Brisbane Catholic Education Student Protection Team on 3033 7409.

Concerns or Further Info​rmation

Parents and students should talk to the Student Protection Contact (Sr Anne Keim, Pastoral Care Worker; Angela Bromfield, Guidance Counsellor) the class teacher or the Principal if there are any concerns about th​e safety and wellbeing of any student or concerns about the behaviour of a staff member or volunteer. We take all reports seriously and will handle them in accordance with our Student Protection Processes.

Please contact the Principal or Student Protection Contact (Sr Anne Keim, Pastoral Care Worker; Angela Bromfield, Guidance Counsellor) if you have any questions or concerns about any matter or require further information about student protection.​