At Mater Maria Catholic College all staff are expected to promote child safety by having a clear understanding of their legal child protection responsibilities and act in accordance with those responsibilities.

Mater Maria Catholic College staff are required to maintain professionalism in their interaction with children and young people and exercise appropriate duty of care. Concerns relating to our child protection responsibilities are taken very seriously and should be communicated to the College Principal. There may be occasions when the College suspects a student is at risk of significant harm due to possible abuse or neglect by a parent/carer or another adult. In such cases the College Principal will exercise his/her responsibility as a Mandatory Reporter and notify the relevant authorities including the Catholic Schools Office.