Guidance and supports
– provide detailed sector-neutral information about the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the and details of administrative policies, practices and procedures that should be adopted or considered by authorised persons and reviewers when administering and making decisions under the school community safety order scheme (the scheme).
with essential information about the scheme, such as who an order can be issued to and how to issue an order. Completion is required for all principals and other authorised persons prior to issuing an ongoing order.
Overview of the school community safety order scheme
A short video is available that covers essential information to understand the school community safety order scheme.
School community safety orders information session video
The department has recorded an information session video including guidance for authorised persons to understand when and how to use school community safety orders and the supports and resources available.
Templates relevant to this policy and procedure
– to assist authorised persons to follow up a verbally issued immediate order in writing or to issue an immediate order for the first time in writing. This includes a cover letter, a template order, communication and access protocol template and written submission template.
– to confirm the issuing of an ongoing order following consideration of submissions. This includes a cover letter, a template order, communication and access protocol template and Internal review application form.
(staff login required) – to send to a parent or carer in response to an incident or correspondence where they have not met expectations to behave respectfully towards staff as reflected in the . This letter is intended to prevent the escalation of behaviours in the early stages and should be sent before sending a communication plan or other measures that manage unacceptable behaviour that is ongoing.
– must be prepared by the authorised person where the subject of an order has a child enrolled at the school to ensure that the parent can continue to be informed of and participate in their child’s education.
School community safety order scheme communications material
The scheme is part of a suite of measures to create and support a safe, respectful, and inclusive learning environment within Victorian schools. Use the communications materials contained in these toolkits to inform the school community about the new scheme.
Safety at work posters
Download and print the parent facing poster for display in settings where parents, carers and adults in the school community frequent:
Download safety at work poster in different languages
The poster is available in 30+ languages to select from below:
School community safety order scheme newsletter content
Use these materials to tailor content informing parents, carers, or your school community about the scheme.
You will need to add your principal’s name and signature to these Microsoft Word materials:
Download newsletter content in different languages
The suggested newsletter from principal to school community is available to download in different languages:
Fact sheets for parents
The below fact sheets can be provided to parents who have been issued with an order or who otherwise wish to seek more information about the scheme. It contains information about how an order applies to them, appeal rights and impacts on the child:
Reviewed 03 January 2023