School Governance

Education Ranked Third-most Likely Sector for Privacy Breaches

The Australian Privacy regulator, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), has published its bi-ann...

The Destructive Impacts of Grooming: What Schools Can Learn from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame

“Child sexual abuse and cultures that enable it still exist. Grooming and its lasting impacts are not widely understood....

How Should Schools Manage ‘COVID Sign-ins’ for Students at Venues?

While it would be hard to dispute that it is a good thing to be able to efficiently trace any contacts who may have been...

New Laws Criminalise Some LGBTQI+ ‘Conversion Practices’: A Summary for Schools

Victoria’s Parliament recently passed a Bill banning 'Conversion Practices', following similar legislation in Queensland...

What Does the New South Wales Proposed Child Safe Scheme Mean for Schools?

The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) released an Exposure Draft of the Children’s Guardian Amendment (Child S...

Child Safety Begins at the Top - Governing Body Responsibilities

Principle 1 of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations requires that – to be child safe – all child-related...

Staff and Student/Parent Friendship on Social Media-Some Guidance and Suggestions for Schools

As the use of social media increasingly becomes arguably the main way that most people (including schools and their comm...

“Putting children first” for Child Protection Week (Part 1): Implementation of the National Principles by States and Territories

National Child Protection Week (6-12 September) is celebrating 30 years, with the theme “Putting children first”. The ma...

“Putting children first” for Child Protection Week (Part 2): Principle 1 and Embedding a Child Safe Culture

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the implementation of the National Principles by each state and territory and fou...

“Putting children first” for Child Protection Week (Part 3): Implementing the National Principles 2 - 10

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the implementation of the National Principles by each state and territory and fou...