Victorian Child Safe
Standards - ML2

Are you ready for the New Child Safe Standards that commence in Victoria on 1 July 2022?

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The Child Safe Standards commenced in Victoria in January 2016. 

After five years, we have seen how the Standards improve safety for children and young people, and changes are being made to make Victorian Standards even stronger.

Organisations covered by the Standards will need to comply with new Standards by 1 July 2022
Until then, the current Standards apply.

The new Standards set out minimum requirements and 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.

Further information and guidance will be provided by the Commission For Children and Young People and other regulators over the coming weeks to help organisations move to the new Standards by 1 July 2022.

Certified By’s Victorian Child Safe Standards Program allows clubs, camps, small businesses, disabilityeducation and child care providers to measure themselves against this new standard, remediate weaknesses and report to relevant authorities. 

The VCSS Program is supported by a library of resources and network of partners to help administrators and volunteers proactively manage child safety standards. 

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This Program Includes:

Program Components:

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Are processes for complaints and concerns child focused?

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

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

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

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

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