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Family law issues in schools

Oct 7 - Oct 24, 2021


Full course description


Date and time

Friday 8 October 2021, 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online - a zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are a Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of School or Wellbeing Coordinator.


Schools are increasingly being drawn into family disputes. This learning event will focus on the key family law issues impacting independent schools, including dealing with the practical implications of complying with:

  •     parenting and other court orders
  •     personal and family violence intervention orders.

 This learning event will also outline the key obligations of Independent Schools in complying with the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).


This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety                                                                                 


Key takeaways               

Information on the following topics:

  • Child protection laws
  • Court orders, including parenting orders and intervention orders
  • Informal parenting or care arrangements, including parenting plans
  • New Child Safe Standards


Presenter information

Sarah Dunn                     


Sarah Dunn is School Services Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria. Sarah is an experienced lawyer in the education sector. She provides strategic and practical advice to Member Schools in relation to a range of legal, regulatory, risk and compliance issues.





Presenter information

Peter Roberts                 

Peter Roberts is currently Independent Schools Victoria’s Head of School Services, and the Company Secretary of the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority. He joined ISV as the Manager, Compliance Framework. In his roles, Peter provides advice and support to Independent schools, particularly in the areas of compliance and accountability, capital projects and school operations. He has played a leading role in implementing various Australian and Victorian Government education programs focused on school performance and infrastructure improvement. Prior to joining ISV, he spent twenty years working in schools, most recently as an Assistant Principal at a large metropolitan school.



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