Regional families and carers will benefit from a new State Government website which is streamlining access to online information for parents, carers and communities across South Australia.
The Department of Education and Child Development’s new website is a statewide resource, and includes an improved online tool to help people determine if they require a relevant history screening to work with children and young people in South Australia.
The website also features a new dedicated web portal giving parents the information they need to get involved in the governance and decision-making at their child’s school. This includes a range of easy to understand information on what a governing council does, how to join and what areas of school operation it oversees.
The creation of the ‘Governing Councils’ portal is the first stage in the Department’s plan to deliver a comprehensive program of parent engagement. The next stage of the portal will be the creation of training modules on key aspects of governance to support council members participate in making decisions and confidently fulfil their roles.
The portal complements the rollout of face to face Governing Council training that is being delivered across the state to council members, school staff and interested community members.
For more information visit www.decd.sa.gov.au
A new gateway for child protection is also available at www.families.sa.gov.au