Whistleblower Protection Framework

The Whistleblower Protection Framework is designed to uphold CEWA’s shared values arising from the Catholic Social Teaching Principles of the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, co-responsibility and participation.

This document is part of the CECWA Policy Structure and should be read in conjunction with all Policies and associated Executive Directives.

An individual must use the CECWA Policies and Executive Directives to address an issue or concern, unless an individual wishes to report a disclosable matter anonymously and/or with appropriate protections in place, in which case this Whistleblower Protection Framework should be used.

The Whistleblower Protection Framework applies to eligible disclosers from the CEWA community.

References within this Framework to CEWA include references to all CEWA schools, early years and learning centres, outside school hours care programs and offices.

Although there are legislative differences in how the employees of organisations captured under the Act must be protected, and how students and parents must be treated under state and federal legislation when reporting a wrongdoing, CEWA commits to treating all whistleblowers fairly and equitably.

Students from the CEWA school community and parents of students should use the appropriate policies and Executive Directives to raise their concerns.