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Support for staff and students

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Schools can play an important role in ensuring staff and students who have experienced violence are supported to get the help they need.

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How might this happen in your school?

  • Your school develops and disseminates policies and procedures on how to identify and respond to incidents, suspicions or disclosures that a staff member or student has experienced, been exposed to or used violence.
  • Staff are regularly briefed on responding to disclosures from students, staff and other adults.
  • Your school has referral protocols in place with relevant response organisations, including domestic and family violence and rape crisis services.
  • Your school policies and processes clearly reflect your legal responsibilities regarding student well-being and mandatory reporting, and all staff understand their responsibilities.

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