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 Safety Policy
- Reporting Obligation Policy
- Grooming Policy
- Failure to Protect Policy
- Code of Conduct — Staff
- Code of Conduct — Parents, Volunteers, Contractors and Visitors
- Whistleblower Policy
- OH & S Policy
For the latest Wellbeing news please refer to our fortnightly newsletter, The Duce. Every issue features news and reference links to Wellbeing articles and videos for both students and parents.