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“ The policy directs school, district and central planning and actions for the prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from emergencies and critical incidents. As a result of these management processes the safety and health and wellbeing of students, staff, visitors and the broader school community is prioritised and preserved/restored. Further, disruption to student learning and school operations is minimised.”
Ongoing assessment of needs. The ongoing assessment of the needs of, and impact on, individuals, groups (including supporters), and the entire school community will guide interventions in the short, medium and long term.
Other agencies. The roles and responsibilities of other agencies are understood and respected.
Confidentiality. All interventions respect the confidentiality rights of members of the school community.
Emergency and Critical Incident Management Plan Template http://policies.det.wa.edu.au
The Emergency and Critical Incident Management Plan is provided to support school planning.
Schools may choose to use this template or provide their own.
An incident in which there is a high likelihood of traumatic effects.
Evokes unusual or unexpectedly strong emotional reactions which have the potential to interfere with the ability of the individual, group or system to function either at the time or later. eg an on-site accident causing death or serious injury, student or staff suicide, major vandalism, sexual assault at school, students lost or injured on an excursion or intruders on a school site who cause harm to people or damage property.
The principal/site manager will develop and maintain an Emergency and Critical Incident Management Plan for school/site and includes:
Management of foreseeable risk
All Hazards Approach to Emergency
Management (Figure 1) (P, P, R, R)
EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PLAN *
Emergency Management Risk Assessment Preparedness Response Recovery Prevention Develop Emergency Management Plan Initiate Emergency Response Procedures Initiate Recovery and return to normal operations Review and update Plan Identify risk Analyse risk Assess & prioritise risk Act in a way to minimise the risk of emergencies occurring A ssess E vacuate I nform O rganise U ndertake Communicate the Plan to all staff Train key staff Test and modify the Plan Develop Treatment Strategies Adapted from Australian Emergency Management Arrangements (Emergency Management Australia) Adapted from Risk Management policy Figure 1 An All Hazards Approach to Emergency Management Department of Education and Training – Emergency and Critical Incident Management All policy and procedural statements contained within this document are lawful orders for the purposes of section 80(a) of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (WA) and are therefore to be observed by all Department of Education and Training employees. *
modified in accordance with information gained from testing and actual experiences
developed in consideration of the services provided by other agencies ( e.g. Police Service, State Emergency Service, Fire and Emergency Services Authority, the Department for Community Development and Department of Health, including Mental Health Services )
recognition of other agencies that may have a role to play through legislative or policy control of an emergency ( e.g. fire - the Fire and Emergency Services Authority; cyclones - the Fire Emergency Service Authority; is a support agency called upon by the controlling agency ; emergency accommodation, catering, clothing and financial assistance - Department for Community Development )
l iais on with the appropriate Hazard Management Agency in regard to incident and operational matters.
develop and implement medium to long term strategies in conjunction with district Student Services and Operations to identify and manage the ongoing social and psychological needs and educational needs
modify the Plan as determined by the operational debriefing.
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