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
|Completing the Creating Safer Independent Schools half day course will contribute three hours of NESA registered professional learning addressing 4.4.3, 7.1.3 and 7.2.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.|
For more information regarding this session and registration please contact Maria Costa, Senior Child Protection Advisor