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Legal protection and disputes in governing councils

Legal status of governing councils

Every council with an approved constitution is an incorporated body. Your site’s approved constitution is evidence of the council's legal status as an incorporated body.

Civil liability protection

The Education and Children's Services Act 2019 has provisions for civil liability protection for members of:

This protection is only if people have behaved in good faith (behaved appropriately) while carrying out their duties as a member of the council/committee.

Disputes and legal advice

Your site's council might need to deal with disputes or legal issues. If you have any legal questions or concerns always contact us as a first step.

Site Governance, Partnerships, Schools and Preschools

Phone: 8226 9617
EmailEducation.sitegovernance [at] sa.gov.au