Child Safety


At Burwood East Special Developmental School (BESDS), we consider all children and young people's health, safety, and well-being to be our highest priority. We strive to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people at our school at all times. We have zero-tolerance for child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and consistently. We are committed to creating a safe, respectful and inclusive school environment where all students can be happy, confident and resilient, regardless of their sexual or gender identity, cultural background disability or other circumstances. We take account of all children's diversity, including the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and vulnerable children.



Overarching Child Safety Policies and Procedures for our school:

Child Safety and Wellbeing (updated in 2022)


Child Safety Code of Conduct (updated in 2022)


Child Safety Risk Register (updated in 2022)

Child Safety Responding and Reporting (updated in 2022)


Working with Children Clearance Register Procedure (new in 2022)


Four Critical Actions for Schools - Child Abuse (latest DET resource)

PROTECT Identifying and Responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools (latest DET resource)



Connected Policies for Child Safety at our school:


Bullying Prevention (updated in 2022)


Complaints (updated in 2022)


Digital Learning (updated in 2022)


Student Wellbeing and Engagement (updated in 2022)


Visitors (updated in 2022)


Volunteers (updated in 2022)


Yard Duty and Supervision (updated in 2022)




 If you need help understanding the information on this page, please contact school on 03 9803 4590.