Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Child Safe Environment Policy

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Status Historic Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 9th May 2019 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 9th January 2021 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Vice Chancellor The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 8th May 2019 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date 21st November 2019 This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Head of Work Unit Sharon Farquhar
Director, Human Resources
+61 2 66203768
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Author Rebecca Moore

+61 2 66203736
This is the author of record for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact HR Services General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The policy has been updated to:

- include a definition of mandatory reporter and the obligations of mandatory reporters

to report any allegation or suspicion of child abuse, child neglect or child exploitation

directly to the relevant state child protection agency (new clauses 6(f), and 27);

- strengthen the University's policy position in relation to the role of the University

community's collective role in putting into practice the principles outlined in the policy

(new clauses 7-10);

- include clauses setting out the University's obligations to external agencies (new

clauses 21-22); and

- make editorial changes, such as capitlising all defined terms.

Clauses Amended

Policy: 6-10, 21-22, 27