Schools have a responsibility to provide an environment for children and young people, that is free from abuse and to protect students within the school environment from abuse and from improper conduct of a sexual nature.
Schools play a vital role in recognising and responding to indications of abuse when it is occurring and providing appropriate student protection programs. Catholic Education in the Diocese of Cairns has adopted a Protective Behaviour Program which provides schools with easily recognisable and simple-to-implement protective processes for students and staff.
St Anthony’s has three child protection contacts available to children – Ms Rachelle De Iacovo, Ms Maria Ratumaibuca and Mrs Catherine Favaro.
More information on Student Protection.