School operations

Privacy and Information Sharing

How to implement the Schools’ Privacy Policy

Step 1 — link to the policy

Post a link on your school’s public facing website to the Department’s Schools’ Privacy Policy.

Step 2 — share supporting information with staff

Share the Schools’ Privacy Policy FAQs for Staff (login required) to help them understand when they should share ‘need to know’ information. 

Step 3 — share supporting information with the school community

Share the Information for Parents — Schools’ Privacy Policy with your school community to help them understand how the school handles their information.

Translations for culturally and linguistically diverse communities are available. Refer to Translations to download and share these resources.    

Step 4 — use the new collection statements

The Department has updated the collection statements to match the Schools’ Privacy Policy. Use these standard statements for new enrolments at your school:

Refer to the chapter on Collection statements for further guidance.

Guidance chapter on implementing the Schools' Privacy Policy, including linking to the policy on school website, sharing information with staff and the school community and using collection statements

Reviewed 26 May 2020

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