ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Bullying and violence in ACT schools

Publication date: 
May 2019

In this submission to the ACT's inquiry into the management of bullying and violence in ACT schools, ACTCOSS recommends that the Education Directorate address several gaps in policy and procedure, including: a lack of mainstreamed policy to managing violence and bullying across ACT schools; problems with school-parent communication; and an ongoing need to increase collaboration with community services.

We also expressed our support for cross-Directorate collaboration, particularly between the Education Directorate and the Youth Justice Blueprint and Family Safety Hub.