Child Protection

AISNSW assists schools with a range of child protection matters including investigations, reporting and relevant government regulations. The AISNSW Child Protection Team provides a daily Intake Service to ensure timely and high-level advice to member schools for all child protection related matters.

MOU between Department of Family and Community Services and the AISNSW

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relates to the reporting requirements of Section 27 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998  (the Act) and the endorsement of the continuation of centralised reporting for Risk of Significant Harm (ROSH) reports.

The endorsement of centralised reporting across the sector will bring about a consistent approach to reporting within schools across the non-government school sector and NSW and bring about greater collaboration between DCJ and independent schools, whilst still meeting the requirement of mandatory reporting under Section 27 of the Act.

Child Protection Awareness Videos for Parents and Community

AISNSW is pleased to release two new resources for member schools. We have created two videos, one for junior schools and one for secondary schools, to build parent and community awareness of child safety in schools. Principal login required to access.
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Documents and Resources

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In School Consultancies

Creating Safer Independent Schools - Session 1

About this program

This in-school consultancy is designed to help schools ensure they are doing all that is necessary to protect the students in their care. It provides staff with an overview of the critical elements for creating a child-safe organisation as well as helping schools to reduce the risk of child protection allegations being made against staff.

Who is this program for?

All staff can benefit from participating but in particular, principals, deputy principals, senior executives, business managers, human resource managers or those in schools with responsibilities in leadership, policy development, pastoral care and/or wellbeing. It is a pre-requisite of this consultancy that all participants have completed the online module NSW Reportable Conduct and Allegations against Employees or for ACT schools Introduction: The ACT Reportable Conduct Scheme.

What does the program include?

The program draws on current research and provides a range of practical strategies and tools to assist schools to create a culture of safety. It covers topics such as:

  • child-safe organisations
  • the NSW child protection legislative context
  • understanding sexual abuse
  • creating a culture of safety
  • exploring professional boundaries

Please note: this training contains sexual abuse material including video footage of news stories and partial interviews with sexual offenders.

Cost and Duration

This consultancy is offered as a half day program (min 3.5 hours)

AISNSW Member schools: $1,100 + GST
Non-Member schools/other organisations: $1,650 + GST

For more information regarding this session and registration please contact Maria Costa, Manager: Child Protection.

Creating Safer Independent Schools - Session 2

This in-school consultancy is designed to further develop and tailor a school’s child-safe strategies to ensure they are doing all that is possible to protect students in their care.
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