In 2017, the Victorian government 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.
Help Shape Training Materials for Early Years Providers
The Centre are currently working with the Commission to produce training and guidance materials specifically relevant to Early Years providers regarding the Reportable Conduct Scheme. These training materials will take the form of online training modules and an information pack that will be sent out electronically to Early Years providers. The Centre will also deliver 20 information sessions targeted at early years organisation directors. The sessions will be held in the CBD, outer metropolitan and rural locations.
The Centre would greatly appreciate the input of the Early Years sector peaks, organisations and their staff in helping us to shape the training materials in a way that most effectively guides organisations to be confident in complying with the scheme. We welcome any sector feedback and expertise regarding the training needs of the Early Years sector and the information gaps that are present in relation to the scheme.
If you have any suggestions and input regarding knowledge gaps/training requirements on the scheme or are interested in attending a small working group with sector stakeholders, please email Harriet.Bevitt@cfecfw.asn.au
Take the Online Survey
The Centre have created a three minute survey for all staff in organisations that provide Early Years services in Victoria. The survey is designed to give a snapshot of the level of knowledge present across the Early Years sector and the kind of training required by organisations to assist them to be confident in their compliance with the scheme.
We encourage all Early Years staff to participate in the survey to assist us in tailoring the materials and training as effectively as possible: