The Cost of Being Compliant is Minimal Compared to the Costs of Being Caught Out!

For many organisations, especially those in highly regulated industries such as financial services, education and healthcare, ensuring compliance with a growing number of government and industry regulations can be a nuisance and a drain on already strained resources. However, the costs of not complying can be extremely steep. Recent research indicates that failures to comply have become more costly than ever for schools, far exceeding the costs of compliance. In other words, it makes good business sense to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

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First Progress Report Released on Northern Territory Royal Commission Reforms

The Northern Territory Government has released its First Progress Report, detailing reforms completed in response to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT; NT schools should be taking a proactive approach to child safety by undertaking an extensive review of their child protection policy framework in anticipation of future legal and regulatory developments.

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Child Safety Curriculums (Part One): Schools Face Curriculum Compliance Issues Relating to Child Abuse Prevention and Respectful Relationships

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommended that child abuse prevention education should be made mandatory for schools, integrated into existing school curriculums and linked with related areas such as respectful relationships education and sexuality education. However, the manner in which the Australian Curriculum – including the prominence of concepts of child safety and respectful relationships – is implemented varies between jurisdictions.

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