Child Safety

Mercy Regional College holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility. We are committed to providing our students with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

All students enrolled at Mercy Regional College, and any children visiting, have a right to feel safe and be safe.

The College staff, volunteers, and external contractors are expected to actively contribute to a school culture that respects the dignity of its members and affirms the Gospel values of love, care for others, compassion and justice. They are required to observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of children.

Child Protection Team

The College Child Protection Team is responsible for ensuring that all members of the College community follow child safety standards. The Child Protection Team will respond to any complaints made by staff, volunteers, parents or students in relation to child safety.

Contact Details:

P. 03 5593 2011
E. childsafety@mercy.vic.edu.au


Emily Stephens
Assistant Principal - Wellbeing & Engagement
Matthew Irving
Assistant Principal - O'Keeffe Campus
Tim Woodmason
O'Keeffe Campus Assistant
Nickeeta Roache
Co-Middle Years Community Leader
Lydia Darcy
Co-Middle Years Community Leader
Berni Sinnott
Senior Years Community Leader
Sharon Suhan
College Wellbeing Counsellor
Chadley Peerman
College Social Worker - O'Keeffe

Child Safety Resources

Below you will find the procedures that Mercy Regional College follows to ensure that all students in our care are safe, included and are able to thrive.

MRC Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
MRC Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct
MRC Complaints Handling Policy
MRC Bullying Prevention (Including Cyberbullying) Policy
DOBCEL Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy
DOBCEL Identifying and Responding to Abuse - (PROTECT) Responding Obligations Policy
DOBCEL School Child Safety Officer Role Description
DOBCEL PROTECT - Reporting and Responding Obligations Policy
DOBCEL PROTECT - Identifying and responding to Student Sexual Offending
CECV Commitment to Child Safety
Four Critical Actions for Schools to Respond to Child Abuse