Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 29 November 2018) . . Page.. 5278 ..
Students’ needs. The implementation and rollout of the Schools Administration System may facilitate alternative data collection and monitoring in the future.
Schools—safety(Question No 1972)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:
(1) What circumstances require the creation or submission of a (a) non-critical incident report, (b) critical incident report and (c) any other types of incident reports used at schools.
(2) What processes follow the lodging of a (a) non-critical incident report, (b) critical incident report and (c) any other types of incident reports used at schools.
(3) What outcomes follow the processing of a (a) non-critical incident report, (b) critical incident report and (c) any other types of incident reports used at schools.
(4) What centralised reporting, data collection or monitoring of the type, use, frequency and outcomes of incident reports is undertaken by the Education Directorate; if no centralised reporting, data collection or monitoring is undertaken, why not.
(5) What is the total number of incident reports lodged for each government school during each calendar year since 2013 broken down by (a) type of incident report identified in part (1), (b) nature of incident and (c) outcome.
Mr Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) (a) (b) (c) The directorate has published on the Education website a policy and procedure that relates to the circumstances under which non critical, critical and other incidents are required to be reported:
(2) (a) (b) (c) Please refer to number 1 above.
(3) (a) (b) (c) Please refer to number 1 above.
(4) The Education Directorate collects data and reports on incidents and injuries through a variety of mechanisms including the Directorate’s Annual Report, Riskman, WorkSafe, the Ombudsman, ACT Regulatory Authority for incidents involving preschools and mandatory reporting as required under the Children and Young People Act 2008.
(5) School based incidents are managed at the school level and it would require a significant investment of time and resources to provide the level of data requested,