19 May, 2023


As you might be aware, the College is undertaking a rigorous accreditation process with the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). One of the key steps in our accreditation journey was to conduct a thorough review of our existing policies and procedures. We examined every aspect of our school’s operations, from recruitment and vetting processes to behaviour management strategies and reporting mechanisms. This critical self-assessment allowed us to identify areas that required improvement and implement changes to strengthen our child safety framework.

With our policies and procedures now updated, the College reaches a significant milestone in the process next week, when we complete a three-day Safeguarding Audit. Around 90 personnel from across the College will meet with ACF representatives to review our progress.

As we near the completion of this stage of our ACF accreditation, we recognise that this is not an endpoint but rather a milestone in an ongoing commitment to child safety. We remain steadfast in our dedication to providing a secure and nurturing environment for all our students. The ACF accreditation has been instrumental in helping us strengthen our practices and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of our students and the wider community.

I encourage you to review the College’s relevant policies on the College Website.

Scotch Oakburn College Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
Scotch Oakburn College Inclusion and Diversity Policy
Scotch Oakburn College Code of Conduct Policy
Scotch Oakburn College Community Code of Conduct
Scotch Oakburn College Complaints Policy

Ben Marsland
Deputy Principal