AS 5725:2015 – Boarding Standard for Australian schools and residences
AS 5725:2015 – Boarding Standard for Australian schools and residences.
Governance and management processes are used to govern and oversee the strategic planning and operation of the hoarding service and incorporate its leadership and administration.
Boarding service governance and management shall:
(a) Identify and implement the service objectives. organiz.ational structure, policies. processes, and resources needed to deliver a quality, appropriate and accountable boarding service.
(b) Ensure that a written agreement is in place for the enrolment of each boarder.
(c) Ensure that parents and boarders are provided with documented service objectives and relevant policies and processes at the time of enrolment and when updates occur.
(d) Manage staff as detailed in Section 4.
(e) Provide copies of the relevant documents to all boarding service staff and students and their families at induction,
(f) Ensure that all hoarding staff meet child protection and other screening requirements.
(g) Ensure that all hoarding stall are competent and have access to the information and resources they iteed to deliver a quality, appropriate and accountable boarding service.
(h) Provide professional development and training to staff within the parameters set out by the relevant industrial instrument and to meet legislative requirements.
(i) Ensure that financial management and financial transactions are fully accountable and audited.
(j) Implement risk management processes with input from boarding staff, boarders and parents.
NOTE: Guidance on risk management is provided in ASINZS ISO 31000.
(k) Review the risks periodically to ensure good practice within the Hoarding Service. Where appropriate, the Boarding Service will replace equipment and review practices to meet the relevant work health and safety legislative requirements.
(l) Monitor and analyse service performance with input from boarding staff, boarders. parents and other boarding community members.
(m) Identify and implement procedures and actions that will deliver continuous improscmen1.
(n) Ensure all policies and procedures implemented and developed are reviewed and updated a least once every two years or when legislative amendments occur.
2.2 RECORDS MANAGENIENT
Records management requirements shall include the development and implementation of a records management policy, system and procedures which identify the record-keeping. back-up, storage, security, retention, disposal, access and contidentiality requirements.
The focus for all boarding services is the boarders. Their well-being is the main priority and the framework of this Section provides for their protection, safety, health, care and development.
3.2 (HILL) PROTECTION OF HOARL)ERS
Hitierent state and territory legislation applies to the subject of child protection.
Requirements relating to child protection for boarders shall include:
(a) A child protection policy and procedures
(b) Current working with children clearances for all personnel.
(e) Child protection training including reporting obligations, for all personnel.
(d) Regular training and adherence to requirements regarding relationships with boarders for all required personnel.
NOTE: The requirements mentioned in this Clause are determined by the hoarding sen ice management and by legislation.
3.3 SAFETY OF BOARDERS
Requirements relating to boarder safety shall include:
(a) Policies and procedures in relation to safety.
(b) Regular review of the record of critical incidents and injuries undertaken by a designated officer and timely documentation and reporting of critical incidents and injuries to boarding service management.
(e) Risk management, including risk assessment undertaken in relation to on-site and off-site activities.
NOTE: Guidance on risk managemeni is provided in AS/NLS ISO 31000.
(d) Ihe implementation of processes to increase boarders’ understanding and their elTective response to the following:
(i) Personal security.
(ii) Serious incidents and resulting trauma.
(iii) Evacualion and lockdowns,
(v) Bullying and harassment.
(vi) Grievances and complaints.