AS 5725:2015 pdf free download - Boarding Standard for Australian schools and residences

AS 5725:2015 pdf free download – Boarding Standard for Australian schools and residences

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AS 5725:2015 pdf free download – 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, organizational 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 statTas 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 boarding staff meet child protection and other screening requirements.
(g) Ensure that all boarding staff are competent and have access to the information and resources they need to deliver a quality, appropriate and accountable hoarding scr’ ice.
(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 arc 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 AS/NZS Iso 31000.
(k) Review the risks periodically to ensure good practice within the Boarding Service. Where appropriate, the Boarding Service will replace equipment and review practices to meet the relevant work health and safety legislative requirements.
(I) Monitor and analyse service performance with input from hoarding staff, boarders, parents and other hoarding community members.
(m) Identify and implement procedures and actions that will deliver continuous improvements.
(n) Ensure all policies and procedures implemented and developed are reviewed and updated at least once every two years or when legislative amendments occur.
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 confidentiality requirements.
(m) A documented policy and procedure for the management of boarder behaviours.
(n) A policy and procedure for raising, receiving, acknowledging and responding to matters of concern, including complaints from boarders, parents and the hoarding community.
(o) Access to age appropriate play and recreational programs, facilities and resources for boarders.
(p) A process to recognize and respect the rights and responsibilities of boarders in embracing human diversity and welcoming all as equal members of a residential community.
(q) Policies and procedures relating to the use of alcohol and other drugs.
NOTI: Recommended tirsi aid courses arc provided by a joint initiative of the Australian and
state and territory governments, viz. IlLTFAIlWO3—Proide First Aid. llLTFAOO4—Pro’ide
Emergency First Aid Recjwnce in an Educawrn and Care Seit ing, and II LTA II )OU I —Provide
Pulmonary Re.u.witaiion, or their equivalent. See the Ira website.
Requirements relating to hoarder holistic development shall include:
(a) Policies and procedures in relation to. but not limited to:
(i) Academic development.
(ii) Social development.
(iii) Emotional development.
(iv) Physical development.
(b) A program promoting social responsibility.
(c) A leadership development program, including appropriate monitoring activities.
Requirements relating o hoarder care and supervision shall include:
(a) Policies and procedures including but not limited to:
(i) Records of rosters.
(ii) Ensuring the personal privacy of boarders.
(iii) Reporting of serious incidents and emergencies.
(b) Risk management processes used to determine ratios of trained staff to boarders for all circumstances.
NOTE: Guidance on risk management is provided in ASNZS ISO 31000.

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