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Student Protection Information

Cannon Hill Anglican College recognises that protecting students from harm and the risk of harm is fundamental to maximising their personal and academic potential. For this reason the welfare and best interest of our students will always be a primary consideration.

The College adheres to student protection policies described in the Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and Student Protection in Anglican Schools Procedures. These documents have been prepared by the Anglican Church Southern Queensland and information in them is regularly articulated to staff, students and parents. They cover the actions to be taken if a student, member of staff or parent becomes aware or reasonably suspects that harm or likely harm has been done to a student of the College by other staff, people outside the school or by other students. The procedures outlined also include what action students can take if they are not feeling safe. This is articulated in the Student Diary and can also be accessed via the College portal.

The Student Protection in Anglican Schools Policy and Procedures, along with the Protocol for Dealing with Sexual Misconduct and the Complaints Management in Anglican Schools Policies and Procedures, can be found on the College portal and website. A hard copy of these policy documents is also held at all College Reception areas and parents and students are welcome to access them at any time.

The College also has in place a comprehensive Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy. The purpose of the Strategy is to help to identify potential risks of harm to children and young people and to implement strategies to minimise these risks. It assists the College to achieve its objectives by providing a clear and consistent framework to guide and support all members of the College community. The Strategy is reviewed annually and is available to the community on the College website and portal or by hard copy on request.

The Anglican Schools Office, along with the Office of Professional Standards, Anglican Church Southern Queensland have prepared resources to assist parents and staff to understand recent changes to the child protection and education legislation and the implications for families and the College.

If you require further information, please contact the College’s Student Protection Officers. They are:

Mr Dave Pavish, Assistant Principal 07 3896 0440
Ms Amy Biggs-Tsoubos, College Psychologist 07 3910 3214
Dr Alix Vann, College Psychologist  07 3896 0441
Ms Mel Myles, Acting Director of Senior Secondary  07 3896 0470
Mrs Shelley McMahon, Director of Junior Secondary 07 3906 2728
Mrs Desiree Duvenage, Teacher - Life and Faith 07 3896 0418
Mr Rob Hawkin, Teacher – ITD 07 3896 0483
Mr Scott Warfield, Head of Primary 07 3906 2752
Mrs Anita Spencer, Deputy Head of Primary 07 3906 2742
Mr Chris Williams, Teacher Primary  07 3906 2750

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