The most pressing is your school’s compliance with Child Safe Standards Compliance.
Schools must respond to this issue and have relevant documentation ready by January 1, 2017.
As you will recall, this matter was raised at our State Conference in July this year and subsequently we are conducting Child Safe Standards Training Sessions. If you have not enrolled, we strongly advise you to attend one of these sessions (Nov 7th, Nov 16th and Nov 22nd).
Compliance in this matter is mandatory. It has been legislated by Parliament and schools MUST COMPLY.
Failure to do so will result in schools (who are not compliant) WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE for FUNDING.
We are working to assist you by providing professional development sessions and developing a generic policy for schools to use. Schools must nominate a COMPLIANCE PERSON and ensure that all staff members are made aware of the policy.
Early next week, we will write to you again and send your relevant documentation to assist you in this process. We will provide a Child Safe Standards Compliance Self-Assessment template for you to complete and return by Friday December 30, 2016.
We are requesting that the principal or administrator attend this very important meeting.
As you are aware schools pays a per capita levy to CLA/ESAV to cover insurance, assist with professional development, subsidising the annual conference and assist with administration costs.
Currently the levy is $6.00 per capita. We are writing to seek your support for a $1.00 increase to be taken out the $25.00 increase which we were able to negotiate to bring the total per capita funding to $215.00 from 2017.
The additional funding would be used for research and enhancing our work.We will present the reasons in more detail at the meeting.
We look forward to meeting with you on DECEMBER 5th, 2016.