Guidance, policies and templates

The PROTECT websiteExternal Link includes detailed templates, guidance and checklists to support schools to implement the new standards.

PROTECT includes:

Updated guidance for child safety championsExternal Link is also available.

Other updated policy templates for schools are available through the School Policy Templates PortalExternal Link (staff login required) – including bullying prevention, child safety responding and reporting obligations, complaints, digital learning, student wellbeing and engagement, supervision, visitors and volunteers.

Steps to implementation

Government schools can use this action list to implement the Standards:

Child Safety action list (DOCX)External Link

To meet the Standards, schools should consult with families, students and the local community when developing policies and practices to address the Standards.

Template newsletter and website text to support schools to consult with the school community on their child safety policies is available on the Child Safe Standards pageExternal Link (staff login required) of the School Policy Templates Portal.

For additional guidance on how to consult, refer to Child Safe Standard 4: Family EngagementExternal Link .

Schools must review their child safety and wellbeing policies:

  • after any significant child safety incident
  • at least once every 2 years.

For further support to implement the Child Safe Standards, schools can contact or

Includes information on guidance, policies and templates and steps to implementation

Reviewed 25 June 2024

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