Students under 18 years of age may enrol with FiT. According to the law, a child is considered any individual less than 18 years of age.
FiT will ensure that all students are protected from all forms of harm, including bullying, harassment, discrimination and intimidation. All staff are required to report to FiT management any behaviour that can reasonably be considered harmful or potentially harmful to students, or where it is reasonable to believe that a student has been harmed or requires protection from harm.
In cases where allegations or information indicate it is reasonable to believe a student has suffered from or may require protection from harm, FiT will report to the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services www.acecqa.gov.au/ngf/national-law-regulations/national-regulations
The initial information that a child protection officer will require is:
- The name, age and address of the child or young person.
- The reasons you suspect the child or young person may have experienced or is at risk of experiencing harm.
- The immediate risk to the child or young person.
- Contact details. You may remain anonymous; however, it is preferable to provide these details so that the officer can call you if further information is needed.
If allegations may constitute child abuse by a person external to FiT, the FiT CEO will report the matter to the Police or the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
FiT will comply with all relevant State and Federal legislation in the area of working with children.
FiT management recommends that all staff obtain the appropriate Police check for child-related employment. Information is available at: http://afp.gov.au.