The National Safe Schools Framework (NSSF) is a collaborative effort by the Commonwealth, State and Territory government and non-government school authorities, and other key stakeholders to achieve a shared vision of physical and emotional safety and wellbeing for all students in all Australian schools.
The revised NSSF was launched by the Honourable Peter Garrett AM, MP, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth on 18 March 2011. The revised document recognises the progress that individual schools, systems and sectors have made since the publication and dissemination of the original Framework to create safe and supportive learning and teaching communities throughout Australia.
The revised Framework is underpinned by a set of guiding principles and related key elements/approaches that schools can put in place to effectively provide a safe and supportive learning environment where members of the school community both feel and are safe from harassment, aggression, violence and bullying, as well as new emerging challenges such as cybersafety, cyberbullying and community concerns about young people and weapons.
Every Queensland school has received copies of the revised NSSF.