Parent Rights

In 2012, it was revealed that the sexual assault of a child in a public school had been kept secret from parents for two years – despite the Governing Council’s objections.

The subsequent Debelle Report was a damning indictment on the practices and culture of the department.

The report made it clear that the education department does not think parents have any rights to information about what is happening to children in their schools.

Despite a new Minister, Chief Executive, and multiple investigations, DECD remains a ‘secretive, law unto itself’.

Community exposure remains the only thing parents can rely on to force DECD to put the interests of their children first.


SAASSO’s Reports

Sex Abuse Timeline
The Buck Stops Where?
Parent Survey 









The Inquiries

The Debelle Report
State Ombudsman Report
DECD Review