Crimes Amendment (School Protection) Act 2002
19 Feb 2003
On 10 February 2003, new offences were introduced into the NSW criminal law. These offences penalise the assault, harassment, stalking or intimindation of students and school staff, whilst on school premises or entering or leaving school. A school student covers chldren attending child care faclilities.
The law is not intended to alter how schools handle disciplinary problems.
The Department of Education and Training is responsible for providing information to students, parents and teachers on the impact of the new law. For more information check out the NSW Department of Education and Training website.