Safe Environments for Children and Vulnerable People Policy


The University is committed to providing safe physical and online environments where the protection and wellbeing of children and vulnerable people.


Policy re-affirmed by the Vice-Chancellor and President for a further three years on 12 April 2023 - see D2023/84326

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2020/1853
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
    Responsible policy officer Director, Student Life, Division of Academic and Student Engagement
    Endorsed by Academic Board on 6 May 2020
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 14 May 2020
    Related Policies Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research Behaviour and Conduct Policy
    Child Safe Environments: Principles of Good Practice Code of Conduct
    DFAT Child Protection Policy 2017
    Equal Opportunity Policy
    Fair Treatment Procedure
    Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Handbook IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
    Social Media Guidelines
    Legal Compliance Policy
    National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research Employment Screening Procedure
    Protecting Children is Everyone's Business; National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 Recruitment Policy
    Responsible Conduct of Research Policy
    Risk Policy
    Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy Staff Complaints Procedure
    Student Charter
    Student Grievance Resolution Process
    Student Misconduct Rules
    University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement (as amended)
    Related legislation Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA)

    Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016 (SA)

    Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA)

    Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 (Cth) -

    National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018

    Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017 as issued under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth)

    United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Superceded Policies Child-Safe Environment Policy
    Effective from 14 May 2020
    Review Date 1 April 2026
    Contact for queries about the policy Director, Student Life, tel 8313 0890

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