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Incident reports in NSW government schools (2012-2018)

Our schools are among the safest places in our community for children and young people. However, from time to time, Incidents do affect schools just as they affect communities and society as a whole. This publication provides information on incident reports in NSW government schools. Publishing these reports informs the community about incidents in public schools and how the department supports schools through incidents while still protecting the identity of students and staff.

Data Notes:

  • Following an incident, the principal notifies the department’s Incident Report and Support Hotline so support and advice can be provided to assist the school with the management of the incident. If the principal believes the incident may involve a criminal offence they are required to also notify the NSW Police Force.

  • References have been removed which could expose a person to a risk of harm or which reveals the identities, or the personal/health information of students, school staff and community members. Information that may prejudice an investigation has also been removed.

  • The categories of incidents that are reported by schools include drugs, technology, violence, weapons and welfare.

  • Data is published biannually in January and October.

More information:

Data Source:

  • Corporate Services. NSW Department of Education.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Incident reports in NSW government schools (2012-2018)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency biannual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/948b732e-fb69-4a8d-a122-78b27ff9ecbe
Date Published 2017-08-21
Date Updated 2019-09-17
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
1300 972 196
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2012-01-01 - 2018-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Theme Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level Region-level