Health and wellbeing of students
Student safety and wellbeing
This page has information on safeguarding the wellbeing of children in schools, child protection, reporting requirements for child abuse or neglect and sharing information with other agencies.
Schools have a responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children in their care, providing a secure and supportive learning environment for students, staff and the wider school community.
- the welfare of students and staff
- protecting property, resources and information.
Your child's school can provide you with more information on their student safety and wellbeing program.
Child abuse or neglect
In the Northern Territory any person who believes a child is being, or has been, abused or neglected is required by law to report their concerns.
The Department of Education takes its moral and legal obligations to care and protect children in its care very seriously. While children are at school, teachers and principals are an integral to child protection and are well placed to establish and provide support.
Read more about child abuse.
Find out how to report child abuse.
To protect children, teachers and other service providers are able to share information relating to the safety and wellbeing of a child.
Go to policies on the Department of Education website for more information about mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children.
Last updated: 24 August 2015