Students have the right to feels safe and respected at all times. This is NOT a right that can be taken away from you, it is something that you are born with and it is the responsibility of adults to ensure that all children under 18 have access to this right.
If you feel unsafe or at risk and need help urgently, call the Police on 000 or Crisis Care on 1800 199 008.
If there are things going on in our College or on College activities that are making you feel unsafe or uneasy then you have the right to bring those things to our attention.
For example if you are unhappy about the way you have been treated
Or someone made a mistake and won’t fix it
You may be feeling unsafe and people won’t listen
Or you might have had a disagreement this is causing you stress.
You have the right to be heard about all of these things and anything else that is making you feel unsafe or not respected.
Adults have the responsibility
- To listen and be respectful when children are telling us about their concerns
- To be understanding and encourage children to explain their situation in their own time
- To believe what we are being told, take it seriously and take action
- To be helpful and offer advice and information about what we will do with the concerns that you are telling us about
- To keep you informed about what we’ve done to help fix your concerns
- To keep in mind at all times that it can be difficult and emotional for you to tell us about these things.
If you feel we are not doing all of this when dealing with your concerns then you have the right to tell us, politely, that you don’t think we are doing a good job. And we’ll do our best to do it better.
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