Responding to Legal Claims and Writs

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Purpose of this policy

To explain how staff should deal with subpoenas, writs, claims, demands and other legal matters or correspondence.

Policy

All legal matters, including subpoenas, writs, claims, demands and any other legal matters or correspondence should be immediately referred to the Legal Division:

Legal Division
Department of Education and Training
Ground Level, East Wing, 2 Treasury Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Email: legal.services@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 9637-3146

The Legal Division operates a duty lawyer phone service from Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm.

All requests for legal advice from schools should also be directed to the Legal Division as above.

Employee Conduct Branch - Role and Contact Details

Employee Conduct Branch (formerly Conduct and Ethics Branch) is responsible for:

  • providing advice to principals regarding the management of complaints, misconduct and unsatisfactory performance in relation to employees
  • employment limitations
  • criminal records checks and police liaison regarding employee conduct.

The Branch may be contacted by schools via:

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