Committed to Keeping Children Safe
On Saturday August 8, Annesley Chair of Council Bruce Spangler AM and I participated in Professional Learning provided by the Association of Independent Schools in South Australia (AISSA) titled ‘What Boards Need to Know About Child Protection.’ The informative and important Professional Learning was facilitated by the AISSA’s Chief Executive, Head of Legal Services and Senior Education Consultant.
Topics covered included;
- Legal and moral obligations and responsibilities of board members
- Update on changes, new legislation and requirements
- Australian Student Wellbeing Framework
- 10 Child Safe Principles
Annesley is committed to keeping children safe and ensures this in many ways including but not limited to a recent review of the School in line with the 10 Child Safe Principles, making Child Safe a regular feature on meeting agendas, facilitating the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum across the School and giving our students genuine voice and ownership in our community, including playing an integral role in the selection of new staff. Bruce and I will be updating the Annesley College Council of the important content shared at the Professional Learning at our Council Meeting on Wednesday evening.