Early childhood services and schools at the highest risk of fire danger are placed on the Department’s Bushfire-At-Risk Register (BARR). Inclusion on this register is a trigger for these facilities to pre-emptively close on days determined Code Red in their Bureau of Meteorology district by the Emergency Management Commissioner. All bus routes servicing closed schools, including bus routes which they might coordinate as a bus coordinating school are cancelled.
Children's Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. It is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, highlighting play, wellbeing and protection.