School Governance

Administration of Medication and its Risks in the School Environment

The prevalence of chronic conditions in children has steadily increased over the past fifty years, with an estimated 27 ...

New Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Regulations

The Commonwealth Department of Education (previously known as the Department of Education and Training) administers the ...

Podcast: Safe Physical and Online Environments

CompliSpace and Bravehearts have partnered to create a new podcast series about the National Principles for Child Safe O...

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part Two

In the first part of this article we discussed the obligation of staff not to negatively impact on the reputation of the...

‘Failure to Protect’: Jurisdictional Responses to Royal Commission’s Recommendation

In August 2017 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) released its C...

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part One

It is apparent that the days are long gone of insisting that a school’s duty of care to its staff and students ends when...

How to Create a Compliance Culture that Protects Students, Staff and School Reputation

During the last decade, there has been an inordinate amount of research conducted into what determines culture in organi...

Managing Unwarranted Parent Demands: How Does Your School Manage Parent Expectations?

As discussed in our School Governance article last week, a new education-related Act has been assented to in South Austr...

Requirement to Have a “Whistleblower Policy” Commences 1 January 2020: ASIC consults on new guidance for companies on whistleblower polices

On 7 August 2019, the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) announced it was seeking public input on its ...

“Safe Enough?” How Schools Should Be Approaching Digital Security and Privacy

Privacy, as discussed in our Briefing Paper, can be a burdensome responsibility for many schools. Given that the kind of...