The Health, Wellbeing and Engagement Team are committed to supporting and guiding students to build resilience and develop problem-solving skills. Where required the HWET will support young people and their families to access external support services.
The information given to the Health, Wellbeing and Engagement Team will be kept confidential and only shared if there are significant concerns for someone’s safety or under mandatory reporting obligations. These people may include principals, Sub-School leaders, parents or external services.
Outside of School Hours
If you or anyone has concerns for your childs mental health/safety outside of school hours you can call Psychiatric Triage Service 1300 369 012 and the clinician may do an assessment over the phone.
Organisations that can be of help to Students and Families:
000 IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY OR IMMEDIATE SUPPORT
- Narre Warren Police: 9705 3111
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Kids helpline: 1800 551 800
- City of Casey youth counselling & Support service: 5996 7315 (free counselling service)
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
- WAYSS Emergency Housing: 9791 5692
- South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault: 8769 2200 After hours: 93491766
- Headspace: 1800 367 968
- CAT (Crisis Assessment Team) 9767 8222 After hours: 9554 1800
- Victorian Suicide Helpline: 1300 651 251
- Child First: 9705 3939 (Family support service)
- Suicide callback service: 1300 659 467 anyone who is at risk of, or bereaved by suicide
- YSAS 9706 7255: (youth sup1port and advocacy service/drug and alcohol)
- 1800 Respect: 1800 737 732 (24 hours) National sexual assault, Domestic violence family counselling service.
Mandatory reporting process
ALL ADULTS, not just professionals who work with children, have a legal obligation to report to Victoria Police where they form a reasonable belief that a sexual offence has been committed by an adult against a child under the age of 16, failure to disclose the information may amount to a criminal offence unless you have a “reasonable excuse” or have an “exemption” from doing so (Department of Health and Human Services, 2017).
- Staff member forms a belief of potential physical, sexual and or any other type of abuse, grooming and inappropriate relationships.
- Consult Health, Wellbeing and Engagement Leader and/or Principal team.
- If possible, inform student of potential actions to be taken.
- Report to relevant services: DHHS, SOCIT.
- Follow instructions given by external services.
- Inform parents if appropriate.
- Arrange appropriate support for the student, which may include internal support, external referrals and others.
- DHHS 8765 5444 (AH 13 12 78), SOCIT 8769 2200 (AH 9349 1766).