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.

RMO File No. 2020/1853
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Student Operations
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Superceded Policies Child-Safe Environment Policy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 13 May 2023
Contact for queries about the policy Executive Director, Student Operations, Mr Dave Lamb, tel 8313 4001 or

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.