Child Protection Policy
by: Accredited Tutor

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Child Protection is central to the mission of Accredited Tutor.  Our policies and procedures in relation to Child Protection are:

  1. Fully aligned with the policies of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA)
  2. Compliant with all Working with Children related state laws and requirements, and are more rigorous than those imposed by some states
  3. Focused on working with the ATA, and state and federal governments to see improvements and consistency in the application of Child Protection laws in Australia

 

Accredited Tutor’s accreditation, training and monitoring processes include the following in relation to Child Protection:

  • Accredited Tutor verifies that all Accredited Tutors meet the Working with Children (or equivalent) requirements in the state in which they offer tutoring services.
  • Where the tutor provides tutoring services in South Australia or Tasmania (which have no Working with Children requirements) Accredited Tutor requires that the tutor completes a National Crime Check.  Accredited Tutor is a registered agency with CRIMTRAC, the federal agency responsible for performing National Crime Checks, and as such is endorsed to perform National Crime Checks.
  • The tutor training provided and required by Accredited Tutor as part of the accreditation process incorporate modules that address ethics, communication, lesson planning, and the tutoring space, all of which include child protection as a central theme.
  • Accredited Tutor will suspend or cancel an accreditation or application for accreditation where the applicant is a teacher, and Accredited Tutor is made aware of serious disciplinary findings against the teacher.  All teacher applicants are asked to disclose any formal disciplinary hearings against them to Accredited Tutor as part of the application process.
  • Accredited Tutor will suspend or cancel an accreditation or application for accreditation of any tutor, where Accredited Tutor is made aware of serious disciplinary findings relating to child protection against a tutor by a state or federal government body, or government accredited body.
  • A formal complaints handling policy

 

 

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