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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5268 ..


(1) How many students have reported an injury received at school during school hours for each of the calendar years (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017.

(2) How many schools are involved in relation to each of those reported incidents for each of those years at part (1).

(3) In relation to each of those reported incidents for each of those years at part (1), (a) what was the nature of the injury, (b) how was the injury sustained, (c) who caused the injury and (d) what was the treatment and/or outcome.

(4) How many are/were students in a (a) learning support unit and (b) mainstream class in relation to the students identified in part (1).

(5) What grade(s) were they in, in relation to the students identified in part (1).

(6) How many for each of the reported injuries at part (1) resulted in (a) time off school and for how long, and (b) action being taken against another student and what action.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question for the Education Directorate is as follows:

This information is sourced from de-identified student accident data maintained by the Education Directorate. The management of student related injury and information regarding these injuries is maintained at the school level.

(1) Number of injured students reported for years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Year No. of student injury reports No of Students % of reports based on student numbers 2014 1540 42,211 3.65% 2015 1544 43,427 3.56% 2016 1525 44,831 3.64% 2017 2031 46,557 4.58% Note: Schools have been encouraged to report all staff and student accident/injuries particularly over the past 18+ months which supports the increase in reports in 2017.

(2) Number of schools involved:

Year Number of schools involved 2014 87 2015 88 2016 77 2017 85

(3) In relation to each of those reported incidents for each of those years at part (1):

a. What was the nature of the injury?

This type of information is captured at the school level.

b. How was the injury sustained?

This type of information is captured at the school level.


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