Legal issues bulletins and guidelines

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These bulletins and guidelines are for the purpose of assisting officers of the NSW Department of Education and have been written from this perspective. The bulletins are made available publicly on the department's web site in the interests of openness and in keeping with the principles of the Government Information (Public Access) Act. They should therefore be viewed as general information and not be relied upon by non-departmental staff in making decisions about their own personal circumstances.

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    • Defamation

      Defamation, legal issues bulletin 34, LIB34. This advice was last reviewed in July 2012.

    • Difficult interviews and related issues

      Difficult interviews and related issues, legal issues bulletin 33, LIB33. This advice was last reviewed in July 2012.

    • Disability discrimination

      This bulletin explains unlawful discrimination and the steps schools must take to treat all students with a disability on an equal basis. Schools must support, consult, make reasonable adjustments and implement strategies to prevent harassment of people with disability. LIB60. This advice was last reviewed in February 2021.

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    • Enrolment of students in government schools

      This bulletin provides information about the Education Act and public school enrolment policy. It answers questions on enrolment age, where a child can apply to go, whether the school must accept an application and the documents the child or parent need to give. LIB43. This advice was last reviewed in December 2019.

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    • Knives in schools

      Possession of knives - issues for schools, legal issues bulletin 22, LIB22. This advice was last reviewed in May 2021.

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    • Physically intervening with students

      The department must take take reasonable care to prevent a student from injuring themselves, injuring others or damaging property. When discharging this duty of care, the best interests of children are the department’s primary consideration, legal issues bulletin 9, LIB09. LIB9. This advice was last reviewed in October 2020.

    • Police or DCJ - interviews in schools

      Interviews of students and staff at school by police or officers from Department of Communities and Justice, legal issues bulletin 13, LIB13. This advice was last reviewed in May 2021.

    • Procedural fairness

      Procedural fairness in the Department of Education, legal issues bulletin 3, LIB03 LIB3. This advice was last reviewed in June 2012.

    • Protected confidences - school counsellors and records of victims of sexual assault

      Protected confidences - school counsellors and records of victims of sexual assault, legal issues bulletin 23, LIB23. This advice was last reviewed in October 2011.

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