Introduction

Welcome to the Safe Schools Hub for Parents.

As a parent, you want your child to feel safe and to be safe at school. The National Safe Schools Framework values the vital role that you play in supporting your child, in connecting and communicating effectively with your child's school, and in building and nurturing positive relationships.

The Safe Schools Hub for Parents provides you with a guide to the Framework, and with information and resources that you may find useful in helping to make your child's school experience a positive and happy one.

In this video clip Danielle Cronin, Executive Director for the Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT (CCSP), introduces the Safe Schools Hub for Parents and explains how it can empower parents to support their children.

Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum describes seven general capabilities, which are important to all areas of learning. These are sets of skills, behaviours, dispositions and knowledge that students develop and use in their learning as well as in their lives outside school.

The general capabilities include Literacy, Numeracy and Critical and creative thinking. The Safe Schools Hub helps schools develop students' Personal and social capability, Ethical and Intercultural understanding and their capability to use information and communication technology responsibly. Find out more about the Australian Curriculum general capabilities at the Australian Curriculum website.

Understanding the National Safe Schools Framework

Find out about the Framework, and explore its background, guiding principles and nine elements. You'll learn what a safe school looks like, and you can go to a glossary of key terms.

Your part

Find information on positive strategies to connect with your child's school, build your child's wellbeing, communicate with your child, and manage your feelings and skills.

What to do about ...

Get ideas on how to stay cybersafe, and how to deal positively with bullying and harassment. You'll also find out about encouraging self-respect and protective behaviours in your child.

Resources for parents

Access more useful resources and ideas about safe schools.