Communication in Freedom is tied to the addresses. As you are adding to the caregiver record, you will be denoting via the addresses whom is a primary correspondent and whom is an alternate (in the case of split families).
The next stage is to go the the Communication page. The communication tab has two sections. The first is Family Based and it is in this section that you will confirm the addresses and the communications.
The second section is Student Based.
There are a few different sections within this area so we will look at them one by one.
As of 6th July 2020, the Legal Guardian and Authorised Person options are not publicly released to all schools and will only be activated upon request by the school.
NB: Care must be taken when using 'Legal Guardian' because this can mean different things to different people. A definition must be decided by the School and adhere to.
Under New Zealand law the definition of a Legal Guardian is as follows: "A guardian of a child is someone the law has given all the duties, rights, responsibilities and powers that a parent has in bringing up that child. Every child in New Zealand has at least one natural guardian (the mother). Most children in New Zealand have two guardians (the other guardian being the father)".
Under Australian law the definition is not quite as defined and according to the The Department of Justice - "The appointment of a guardian is a legal way of giving a responsible person authority to make decisions on behalf of the person they represent.
A guardian may be a close friend or family member of the represented person. In the absence of these, the Public Advocate may be appointed by the Tribunal. A guardian from the Office of the Public Advocate will then work with the represented person."
All in all a Legal Guardian does not have to be a day to day carer. However, some schools may take the view that the student's natural parents are to be regarded as Legal Guardians unless otherwise stated. Because of these possible anomalies you can opt not to use this field at all.
Once Authorised and/or Legal Guardian have been selected this information will show up under the 'Relations' Tab which is available via 'Freedom - Student/Caregiver Management' and the Student Information page.
General Messaging Options