Student Collection Policy
The school has the following procedures in place for the safe collection of students from school, both during and after normal school hours:
During school hours
This table describes how schools should manage a request for a student to be collected from school during school hours, particularly primary students.
|Parent||Collect their child from school or authorise a relative or friend to collect their child by completing a Student Early Collection Form.|
|School||Must only allow students to be collected by their parents (subject to any specific court orders) or by a person who has been authorised by the parents to pick up their child.|
|School||If the authorised person collecting the student is not known to the school, verification of identity using suitable photo identification (such as a driver’s licence) must be sighted by school personnel.|
|School||Schools must record the details of when a student has been collected early from school including the:|
– date and time
– reason for the collection
– person who received the child (including this person’s signature).
After school hours
This table describes how schools should manage a student who is normally collected from school but is still at school beyond normal collection time, particularly primary students.
|1||School||Attempt to contact:|
– the parents
– the emergency contact person identified in the school records
– other known contacts.
|2||School||Consider contacting the police or Department of Human Services to arrange care and protection if:|
– all reasonable attempts to locate the appropriate responsible adults, as per Stage 1 above fail
– it is well beyond reasonable collection time.
|3||School||Leave details of the student’s whereabouts with the school office.|
|4||School||If possible, leave details of the student’s whereabouts with friends of the student or next door neighbours.|