School Governance

The Development of Intimate Images Laws in a Digital Era

In an era of global technological development, there has been a change in the way that people, particularly children, li...

Duty to Protect Children: Child Safety and Civil Liability for Schools

Following the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commissi...

South Australia’s New Working with Children Check Scheme-in Operation from 1 July 2019

As part of the extensive reforms to South Australia’s child protection system, the South Australian Government has enact...

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report: Queensland Government Yet to Release Key Resources

The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce was established in February 2018 and the Taskforce released its report in Oc...

Restraint – Abuse or Meeting a Duty of Care?

Corporal punishment continues to be a topic of international debate, with a third of schools globally still practising s...

ACT Registration Requirements: Last Updated Four Years Ago

The ACT Education Directorate last updated the Registration of Non-government Schools in the ACT Manual (2015 ACT Manual...

Student Coaches: What Are Their Child Safe Responsibilities?

As we move further into the colder months, schools are now well into the winter season of school sports: netball, rugby,...

Australian Capital Territory Child Protection Requirements for Non-Government Schools – Update 2019

Background Since the release of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commissio...

Are Your HR Systems and Policies Child Safe?

HR-related National Principles A recent Google search resulted in 249,000,000 responses. The reason for mentioning this ...

Bullying: The Risks and Impacts (Part Two)

The Impact on Academic Success There are an estimated 45 million bullying incidents each year across all schools in Aust...