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Keeping our Workplace Safe

Keeping our Workplace Safe resource and professional learning

While the vast majority of schools do not have violent incidents, it is never acceptable for verbal and physical aggression to cause risk to the safety or wellbeing of people on school sites.

Keeping our Workplace Safe (KOWS) provides a framework of strategies and information to address violence in the workplace from a prevention and intervention perspective. Violence in the workplace is a serious and complex occupational safety and health matter. In schools, it disrupts teaching and learning, and has an impact on staff, students, parents/caregivers and the community.

KOWS highlights the range of services and interventions available to schools to support students to learn and maintain appropriate behaviour at school that are preventative and responsive in nature. It also helps to enhance relationships with and through the school community and foster a safe and friendly school culture that promotes high performance and high care for academic and social development, including specific attention on students who have emotional and behavioural difficulties.

All KOWS resources are available online including training sessions with accompanying notes and guides for delivery in schools.

These resources are available in the Keeping our Workplace Safe hub – click here

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