The upcoming policies and procedures list contains items that are scheduled for implementation in the coming months. The list is provided for information purposes to enable affected stakeholders to plan and prepare for implementation.
The effective date is clearly identified for each policy or procedure on this list.
In the interim, it is important for staff and stakeholders to continue to refer to any current version published on the Policy and Procedure Register.
|Conducting home visits procedure||12/07/2021||This new procedure outlines a process to ensure that health and safety risks are identified and controlled when conducting home visits. The process includes the requirements for how to plan, conduct and review a home visit.|
|Student protection procedure||05/07/2021||The procedure has been reorganised to clearly reflect employees’ and visitors’ student protection obligations in one end-to-end process, and to reflect Queensland’s new criminal offence of Failure to Report (commencing 5 July 2021).|
|Child and student protection policy||05/07/2021||The Child and student protection policy is a new policy which articulates the department’s commitment to keeping all children and students safe from harm. |
|Sun safety in state schools procedure||24/01/2022||This procedure supports existing requirements for sun safety in schools, with the addition of new swim shirt requirements for secondary students. The procedure also includes a sun safety policy template to assist schools and reduce workload. This procedure will be implemented on 24/01/2022.|
|Legislative compliance policy||12/07/2021||This policy supports and provides oversight of existing compliance systems, processes and practices to ensure they are effective. This policy will be implemented on 12/07/2021 to replace the Legislative compliance procedure.|
School performance policy|
New policy to be implemented on 12/07/2021.