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Family law issues in schools 2022018Z is a Course

Family law issues in schools 2022018Z

Ended Dec 31, 2022

Full course description

Date and time

Thursday 21 July 2022, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online - a Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event


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


Schools are increasingly being drawn into family law disputes. This learning event will focus on the key family law issues impacting Victorian Independent Schools, including dealing with the practical implications of court orders. Information will be presented on the following topics:  Family Law Act 1975 (Cth),  court orders, informal parenting or care arrangements, intervention orders and criminal age of responsibility.

Interactive self-paced modules will accompany this learning event, giving participants a greater understanding of some of the key family law issues affecting schools. There are two key elements to the modules: (a) parenting orders and (b) intervention orders.

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

  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety                                                                                 

Key takeaways 

  • understanding of key issues pertaining to family law
  • awareness of key implications of family law issues             


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.





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. 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 Victorian secondary schools as a teacher and Assistant Principal.