A recent audit report on the implementation of Child Safe Standards released by VAGO was critical of the VRQA, indicating they could have better supported schools in the implementation of the Child Safe Standards. In an attempt to address this, the DET has attempted to sort out the confusion between minimum standards and best practice (and myth from fact), which some reviewers are confusing it appears. This is addressed in the document linked below which is being given to schools about to undertake a review.
A DET employee has been seconded to VRQA in an attempt to sort out, what we can only describe as a debacle. When I hear of principals sitting in meetings sobbing under the pressure of meeting a shifting targets, reason deserts me! This is simply ridiculous….and the authorities have abandoned common sense it appears. Let’s get it fixed urgently!
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