School Governance

Student Equity in Schools-Are We Only Paying Lip Service?

As noted in a recent School Governance article, the theme of NAPCAN’s annual National Child Protection Week for 2021 is ...

Changes to the Tasmanian Guidelines for Re-registration of a Non-Government School Focus on Child Safety and General Compliance

New amendments have been made to the Tasmanian Guidelines for the re-registration of a non-government school (Guidelines...

National Child Protection Week 2021 – Giving Every Child at Your School a ‘Fair Go’

The theme of NAPCAN’s annual National Child Protection Week for 2021 (5-11 September) is “Every child, in every communit...

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...