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Reporting and Managing School Incidents (including emergencies)

Meaning of incident

Under these Guidelines an 'incident' is any actual or alleged event or situation that: 

  • causes injury or harm, or creates a risk of causing injury or harm to a student’s health, safety and wellbeing either directly or indirectly while under the care or supervision of the school, including international students
  • impacts a student's health, safety or wellbeing and is brought to the attention of the school, regardless of when or where it occurred, provided it is impacting on the student or other students within the school setting
  • causes injury or harm, or creates a risk of causing injury or harm or injury to an employee’s health, safety and wellbeing either directly or indirectly in the work setting
  • affects or risks affecting the continuity of school operations, including matters of security, property damage and emergencies
  • requires police notification or involves matters of serious conduct
  • is a WorkSafe notifiable incident (serious incident or dangerous occurrence)

Chapter outlining the types of incidents that are covered by the Guidelines and Procedures for Reporting and Managing School Incidents

Reviewed 03 June 2020

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