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Child Safe Organisations

This page provides a range of information in relation to being a Child Safe Organisation.

Reportable Conduct Scheme Information

The Victorian government has passed legislation introducing a Reportable Conduct Scheme. The Children Legislation Amendment (Reportable Conduct) Act 2017 requires organisations that exercise care, supervision and authority over children, to report allegations of reportable conduct by an employee to the Commission for Children and Young People (‘the Commission’). This will allow for independent scrutiny of the way organisations investigate misconduct involving children.

Click here for our information document.

Victorian Child Safe Standards Facilitator's guide:

The purpose of the facilitator's guide is to support organisations to train staff, volunteers and contractors on the compulsory child safe standards introduced in Victoria in 2015 to create and maintain child safe organisations. The guide is intended to equip individuals to train on the Victorian child safe standards. The facilitator's guide provides the information necessary for a facilitator to use the powerpoint presentation to inform participants on the child safe standards. 

Child Safe Standards webinar:

This three-part webinar provides an overview on the compulsory child safe standards laws and criminal offences introduced in Victoria to create and maintain child safe environments in organisations that provide services for children. The aim is to help organisations prevent and respond to child abuse that may occur in those organisations.

Other resources:

Accredited Tutor Pty Ltd Child Safe Standards website

On Wednesday 26 October 2016, the West Division held the ‘Keep a child safe, standards matter’ Child Safe Standards forum at the Sunshine Convention Centre.

Here are the presentations from the forum:

Lessons from research: how to keep it child-safe - A/Prof Daryl Higgins

Cultural safety and Child Safe Standards - Adjunct Prof. Muriel Bamblett, AM

An Introduction to Child Safe Standards - Meena Naidu: Accessible PowerPoint Version

An Introduction to Child Safe Standards - Meenu Naidu: PDF version

Safeguarding Children and Young People putting child safe policy into practice - Olivia Brown and Lisa Giacomelli

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