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Compliance with child protection legislation

Staff are trained and the school meets legislative requirements in relation to child protection.

Evidence of compliance

A registered non-government school must have in place and implement policies and procedures to:

  • ensure that all staff directly involved with the supervision of boarders are informed annually of their legal responsibilities related to child protection, mandatory reporting and other relevant school expectations

  • ensure that requirements to notify and investigate allegations of reportable conduct in compliance with the Ombudsman Act 1974 are made known to staff

  • ensure that the school meets the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 in relation to working with children check clearances for all persons in child-related work, as required

  • ensure that all staff, volunteers and outside tutorsĀ  are informed annually of their obligations under theĀ  Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

  • ensure that the school has documented processes for being assured that any external provider accessed by the school complies with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

  • respond to reportable matters in accordance with legislative requirements

  • ensure that all staff who are mandatory reporters under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 are informed annually of their obligations and the manner in which the school expects them to comply

  • ensure that all staff have up-to-date staff handbooks and undertake professional development as determined by the principal.
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