Full course description
Date and time
Wednesday 13 July 2022, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
A blend of face to face and online self-paced learning.
This learning event is right for you if you are a Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of School or Risk and Compliance Manager.
New Child Safe Standards commence on 1 July 2022. 11 new standards will replace the current 7 standards and principles. Victorian independent schools are required to comply with the new Standards. Changes have been made to support greater national consistency, reflecting the National Principles for a Child Safe Organisation developed following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Independent schools will need to get to know the new standards, identify what changes they need to make and plan to comply by 1 July 2022.
Self-paced online modules will accompany this learning event.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety
- deeper understanding of the new Child Safe Standards
- information about how to incorporate the new standards in your policies and procedures
- strategies for creating a child safe organisation.
Sarah Dunn is an experienced lawyer in the education sector. Sarah provides strategic and practical advice to Member Schools in relation to a broad range of legal, regulatory, risk and compliance issues.
Peter Roberts is currently Independent Schools Victoria’s Head of School Services, and the Company Secretary of the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority. In his roles, Peter provides advice and support to Independent schools, particularly in the areas of compliance and accountability, capital projects and school operations. He has played a leading role in implementing various Australian and Victorian Government education programs focused on school performance and infrastructure improvement. Prior to joining ISV, he spent twenty years working in Victorian secondary schools as a teacher and Assistant Principal.