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Victorian Child Safe Standards - Maturity Level 1

Thousands of organisations in Victoria need to comply with the new Child Safe Standards, but many don’t know where to start.

The Child Safe Standards are a new set of minimum requirements that outline the actions organisations must take to keep children and young people safe. They provide more clarity for organisations and are more consistent with Standards in the rest of Australia.

Certifies By offers the Victorian Child Safe Standards Program (VCSS), which allows clubs, camps, small businesses, disability, education and child care providers to measure themselves against this new standard, remediate weaknesses and report to relevant stakeholders.

How it Works

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This Program Includes

  • 11 Components
  • Smart Self Assessment
  • Risk Report: High-Med-Low
  • 1 Hour Coaching
  • Digital Library of Resources
  • 24/7 Access: Mobile & TV

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Program Modules

Standard 1 - Cultural Safety

Does your organisation establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued?

Standard 2 - Child Safety & Wellbeing

Is child safety and wellbeing embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture?

Standard 3 - Empowering Young People

Are children and young people empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously?

Standard 4 - Keeping Informed

Are families and communities informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing?

Standard 5 - Equity & Diversity

Is equity upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice?

Standard 6 - Working With Children

Are people working with children and young people suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice?

Standard 7 - Complaints & Concerns

Are processes for complaints and concerns child focused?

Standard 8 - Education & Training

Are staff and volunteers equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training?

Standard 9 - Physical & Online Environments

Do physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed?

Standard 10 - Implementation

Is implementation of the Child Safe Standards regularly reviewed and improved?

Standard 11 - Policies & Procedures

Do policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people?

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