The Teacher-Student Relationship: Where Do the Boundaries Lie?

Teachers are expected to uphold high standards of integrity, accountability and professionalism, and to maintain professional boundaries in their interactions with students; breaches of professional boundaries may also contravene the child protection obligations of teachers and schools.

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ACT Enacts New Grooming Offences: What do They Mean for Schools?

The ACT has ushered in 2018 by passing substantial amendments to its child protection legislation, which have now become law. These changes come at a time when incidents of teachers abusing students is increasingly in the news. Some of the changes directly address teacher conduct that breaches the teacher/student duty of care relationship.

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