The purpose of this policy is to ensure that only parents and legal guardians have access to a child at the College. It applies to all staff members of the College, parents and legal guardians.
Only parents or legal guardians are entitled to access a child at the College. Parents can delegate that access to friends and family, for example by giving permission for a child to be picked up by another parent after College hours. Unauthorised persons who call at the College and seek access to a student whom they claim they know should not be permitted to have access to the student.
Under the Family Law Reform Act 1995 (the Family Law Reform Act), both parents have full parental responsibility for and are entitled to access a child and information relating to the child’s schooling, unless a Parenting Plan or an order of the Family Court provides otherwise.
All persons authorised, by either a Parenting Plan or a Court Order, to have access to a student should be allowed this access subject to the College’s usual rules and requirements. However, a Principal is obliged to refuse access to a student by anyone the Principal considers being a potential or actual risk to the physical or moral wellbeing of a student, or on other students and/or staff of the College.
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