Safeguarding our Students

Safeguarding Child and Young People Staff Code of Conduct at Trinity

As we embark on another year, Trinity College is proud to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the safety and wellbeing of every child entrusted to our care. At the heart of our mission lies our dedication to enabling each student to come into the fullness of their own humanity. This includes paying attention to the inherent dignity of children and young people, and their fundamental right to be respected, nurtured, and safeguarded by all.

In alignment with the Victorian Ministerial Order 1359, and our Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL) governing policies and procedures, we uphold rigorous child safety policies and practices designed to foster a culture of transparency, accountability, and proactive intervention.

All Trinity College staff, volunteers, external providers and contractors, clergy and members of our School Advisory Council are bound by the Trinity College Colac Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct has a specific focus on safeguarding children and young people from sexual, physical, psychological, and emotional abuse or neglect.

The Code of Conduct commits members of our school community involved in child-connected work to acceptable behaviours that support and promote the safety of children and clearly identifies unacceptable behaviours.

You can view the Trinity College Colac Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct here and our Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy here . Other policies and information regarding Child Safety at Trinity College Colac can be viewed on our website:

Child Safety Officers:

Our appointed Trinity College Child Safety Officers are Rachel McGennisken and Natalie Holt. Please reach out to Rachel or Natalie with any questions or concerns you may have about child safety at TCC.

We thank you for your continued trust and partnership in our shared commitment to prioritising the safety and wellbeing of our students.