Creating Child Safe Organisations in Victoria
All children have the right to grow up in environments that are free from abuse.
That's why it is the responsibility of every organisation that provides services or facilities for children to implement Child Safe Standards into their daily practices.
Since 2015, the Centre has run over 120 Child Safe Training sessions for a diverse range of organisations — from community housing providers to youth theatre groups, early childhood and kindergarten programs and more — and has worked to ensure they have the right systems in place to promote the safety and protection of children.
This training is designed to help organisations meet the Victorian Government’s seven compulsory Child Safe Standards:
It teaches participants about their obligations under the Reportable Conduct Scheme, and how it works to protect children from child abuse, violence and exploitation. It provides an overview of some key facts and common myths about child abuse; some common indicators of abuse, and what staff are and are not responsible for under the Reportable Conduct Scheme.
The Centre for Excellence would like to acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) through the Community Support Fund in producing this material.
Get in touch today to arrange a training at your workplace!
Child and Family Reform Unit