Fundamental to our Lasallian tradition is the concern for each and every student’s wellbeing. Ensuring a safe, respectful and enriching environment is the responsibility of all members of the College community.
The College’s concern for the wellbeing of its students is reflected in the appointment of two counsellors (one at each campus), including a registered psychologist. The counsellors are readily available to students and, where appropriate, to parents.
Support to students is typically provided through:
- individual or family counselling
- group counselling
- consultancy and advice to teachers and parents on a broad range of issues relating to child and adolescent development
- the referral to external agencies where required.
Counselling appointments may be made by the student himself, by a parent or by senior staff. Appointments are usually for the duration of one class period. Some students may require a single appointment, while others require several appointments.
Commitment to Child Safety
De La Salle College is committed to child safety. We recognise the importance of student empowerment and participation, and strive to develop the potential of those entrusted to our care. We challenge, nurture and respect all children/young people, as well as our staff, contractors and volunteers. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. Read our full Statement of Commitment to Child Safety here.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Like most Catholic schools, De La Salle has not been spared involvement in this most heinous of crimes. College Principal Peter Houlihan’s statement to the community is a concise outline of Malvern’s experience and our response as a community. Please view the statement here.
Please view our policies relating to the protection of children below:
- Child Protection Policy
- Child Protection Child Safety Policy
- Child Protection Failure to Protect Policy
- Child Protection Grooming Policy
- Child Safety Staff Code of Conduct
For the latest Wellbeing news please visit the Wellbeing Resources in our news section.
Alternatively, dates of our Wellbeing events and information evenings can be found in the Wellbeing section of our Events Calendar.