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Family Law Matters

Parents from time to time make requests upon schools around the application of court orders.  It is general policy that schools do not get involved in parental disputes around student access and these matters are best left to the courts.  Schools are not obliged to enforce court orders around access conditions.  These orders are for parents.  Schools will release children to appropriate carers irrespective of the court orders as long as it is safe to do so.  All parents also have rights around accessing student information unless a court order limits this.  The only circumstance where the school will step in to stop access of a parent is when a court order specifically states so.  Domestic Violence Orders, Care and Good Behaviour Orders are examples of temporary orders that may limit parental access to students.  Always refer access matters to the Administration Team for advice and support.