‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’ – Do your students consider that your boarding community is a safe place?

This is National Child Protection Week – ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’.  This week, NAPCAN want to emphasise the value of connected communities in keeping children and young people safe and well. This article examines the role of boarding schools as a ‘community’ and how boarding schools are legally required to create child safe environments in those communities, in addition to having standards of compliance available to help them keep their boarders safe.

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New Tasmanian child protection guidance and referral service

On 6 June 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Strong Families, Safe Kids Project Team released the Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework (CYW Framework) and the final model for the Children’s Advice and Referral Alliance (CARA).  This is part of the response to the 29 recommendations made in the Redesign of the Child Protection Services Tasmania: Strong Family, Safe Kids Report released in March 2016.

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Tasmanian teacher workloads increasing: Union

More than 90% of Tasmanian teachers believe their workloads have increased significantly, according to the results of a survey released by the Australian Education Union. According to the union’s Tasmanian branch, 87% of the 4422 teachers surveyed said they were not able to do all the tasks required of them in a working day, with some  claiming […]

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