Child Protection Program

Marian College Child Safety Commitment

Marian College has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the protection of all children from all forms of child abuse.Child abuse includes sexual offences, grooming, physical violence, serious emotional or psychological harm, serious neglect and a child’s exposure to family violence.Our Child Protection Program is made up of work systems, practices, policies and procedures designed to maintain a child safe environment and to embed an organisational culture of child safety within the College community. The Program deals specifically with child protection issues and is designed to ensure compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related child protection laws. Broader child safety issues arising from our common law duty of care are dealt with through our Student Duty of Care Program.

Marian College Child Protection Officers

Marian College has appointed those listed below as the College's Child Protection Officers. Each Child Protection Officer is available to answer any questions that you may have with respect to our Child Protection and Safety Policy and the Child Protection Program.

Ms Steph Saravanja . (Assistant Principal - Head of Wellbeing)

(03) 5352 3861

Mrs Mary Lou Boatman (Head of Clancy House)

5352 3861

The College's Child Protection Officers are your first point of contact for reporting child protection issues within the College. They receive special training that allows them to deal with child protection concerns both sensitively and effectively.If you have any concern that a child may be experiencing any form of abuse, whether or not you have formed a belief on reasonable grounds that the abuse has occurred, you should immediately raise your concerns with one of our Child Protection Officers.The welfare and best interests of the child are paramount. Whenever there are concerns that a child is in immediate danger the Police should be called on 000.

Child Protection Poster 2023

Marian College Child Protection Program Links

  • Catholic Education (CECV) Commitment to Child Safety:

CECV Commitment to Child Safety

  • Marian College Child Protection and Safety Policy:

Child Protection and Safety Policy

  • Marian College Child Safety Code of Conduct:

Child Safety Code of Conduct

  • Marian College Staff and Student Professional Boundaries:

  • Marian College Mandatory Reporting Policy. All College staff complete the Dept of Education and Training Mandatory Reporting module on an annual basis.
  • PROTECT - Identifying and responding to abuse:

Marian College Child Protection Reporting Obligations

  • Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP):