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Children at CIT Policy

1. Purpose

To ensure the safety of children of CIT staff and students and to ensure staff and students are not disadvantaged because of their caring responsibilities.


2. Scope

This policy applies to all CIT employees and students with parent/caring responsibilities.


3. Principles

3.1 CIT will reasonably consider requests from staff and students to bring their child into the work and teaching environment and will balance the request with health and safety requirements of the area and the rights of others in the work environment.

3.2 CIT recognises that many staff have a range of needs when managing work, study and family responsibilities and there may be occasions when it is necessary to bring a child or children into the work and teaching environments at CIT.

3.3 CIT staff will be given priority placement for long day care at Reid Children's Centre, located at CIT Reid and Bruce Early Childhood Centre, located at CIT Bruce and the Woden Child Care Centre located at the Woden Town Centre.

3.4 Parents/carers are responsible for the supervision of their child/children at all times while at CIT.

3.5 Parents/carer are responsible for the child's behaviour and safety and must follow CIT requirements on restricted access and hazardous areas at all times.

3.6 Children under the supervision of their parent/carer can be at CIT in general community areas.

3.7 CIT will take all reasonably practicable steps to eliminate or effectively control hazards to children on CIT grounds and in accessible areas of CIT buildings.

3.8 Children with an infectious disease are not permitted at CIT campuses at anytime.


4. Documentation


5. Definitions

All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Policy Glossary.


6. Policy Contact Officer

For more information about this policy contact Manager, Strategic HR Partnerships.

Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au.


7. Procedures

This policy is implemented through the associated procedures in the Workplace Health and Safety Procedures Manual. The policy owner has the authority to make changes to the procedures.


POLICY INFORMATION
Policy No: 2016/2167
Approved: December 2016
Next Review: December 2020
Category: Student Policies, Staff Policies, Training Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Corporate Services
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