Access to Students in Crisis – APC011
Reviewed/Revised: September 2015
Some of our students live in situations where the relations between the parents or other adults in the house become physically, emotionally or sexually abusive. In these situations, a parent will sometimes choose to move along with the child(ren), from the home and relocate temporarily to a shelter/agency. The school-aged children should normally continue to attend school, either the school in the neighbourhood of the shelter, or the school in the neighbourhood of the family home. However, during this emergency period, the safety of the students is linked to an increased degree of confidentiality, as outlined and directed below.