Principles for the Provision of a Safe and Supportive School Environment
affirm the right of all school community members to feel safe at school.
promote care, respect and cooperation, and value diversity.
implement policies, programmes and processes to nurture a safe and supportive school environment.
recognise that quality leadership is an essential element that underpins the creation of a safe and supportive school environment.
develop and implement policies and programmes through processes that engage the whole school community.
ensure that roles and responsibilities of all members of the school community in promoting a safe and supportive environment are explicit, clearly understood and disseminated.
recognise the critical importance of pre-service and ongoing professional development in creating a safe and supportive school environment.
have a responsibility to provide opportunities for student to learn through the formal curriculum the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for positive relationships.
focus on policies that are proactive and oriented towards prevention and intervention.
regularly monitor and evaluate their policies and programmes so that evidence-based practice supports decisions and improvements.
take action to protect children from all forms of abuse and neglect.