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The review of the Child Safe Standards recommends at least 12 months for transition from Victoria’s Child Safe Standards to new updated Standards that reflect the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. From 1 January 2017, the Child Safe Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations). The Child Safe Standards (the Standards) are compulsory minimum standards for all organisations that provide services to children including Victorian schools. %�q����{ڐ����_���EᓗJ'#�%�]V�K#���L�љ�)h��u5�s�:y1\���l"������ fZ2P����b���LH �樂�l�Ac%��ld>5�/��YX�%�$}6��%��3�?�y�'����hn�#�N��f���Yj�ͧ���KO�(������(�Y���ak�LC6V� �>`PE'B02� �٢�5x%��Z�]�[̰(3�!M�2�^���c��\�1Mb&������Vp�C'4���lެ7�#�r2%�W����\v�e�/�U�l� 3. <> The Victorian Child Safe Standards (the Standards) now apply to all sporting organisations that provide services or facilities to children within Victoria. It is recognised that many schools will have existing policies and procedures that aim to keep children safe. Schools must also comply with a further 57 child safe standard-related requirements for school registration. The Victorian Child Safe Standards are a result of recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust inquiry and evidence of what works to prevent child abuse. If a child is in immediate danger call the Police on 000 (Triple Zero) For immediate concerns and to report abuse, contact the Police and/or the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Southern on 1300 655 795 / (after hours) 13 12 78 The same process applies for concerns about the behaviour of a City of Casey employee, contractor or volunteer. Victorian organisations that provide services or facilities for children are required by law to implement Child Safe Standards to protect children from harm. @ The 7 Standards The seven standards are: Standard 1 Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements Standard 2 A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety Standard 3 A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children Standard 4 Screening, supervision, […] child safe standards The Victorian Government announced the introduction of compulsory Child Safe Standards for organisations which work with children in Victoria. 870 – Child Safe Standards. %���� Organisations and businesses that employ children to provide goods or services, whether paid or unpaid, must also implement the standards. The National Principles, based on the Royal Commission’s Child Safe Standards, will drive implementation of a child safe culture across all sectors providing services to children and young people to The Victorian child safe standards support organisations to be safer for children by requiring organisations to implement policies and procedures to prevent, respond to and report allegations of child abuse. To create and maintain a child safe organisation, schools must have: 1. strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including effective leadership arrangements 2. 0000194550 00000 n Victoria’s Child Safe Standards are still law in Victoria and remain mandatory for organisations in accordance with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 (Vic). "9�#�($�"pM��� G~D_JN��<>�u4�]�m1�������C[��o�J���RTW���B]Yk��dD�5A2,9��] The Standards include: 1. The standards were fully operational on 1 January 2017. child safe standards The Victorian Government announced the introduction of compulsory Child Safe Standards for organisations which work with children in Victoria. Under the Standards, organisations are required to place a child safety lens to their existing policies, procedures and practice to strengthen their approach to child safety. Victoria’s children deserve nothing less. Child safe standards. h�b```g``�����4%�A��X���Ck#� The Victorian Child Safe Standards are a result of recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust inquiry and evidence of what works to prevent child abuse. Gambling policy, regulation, licensing, education and research, and support for problem gambling. 0000050978 00000 n 0000124553 00000 n 4 0 obj 2. 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The Child Safe Standards are not meant to be a set of rules or checkboxes that can be ‘ticked and flicked’ with no real change in work practices. 2 The child safe standards aim to protect children from abuse in organisations, including physical violence, sexual offences, serious emotional or psychological abuse and serious neglect. Child Safe Organisations 1. A Summary of: The Victorian Child Safety Standards The Victorian Child Safety Standards comprise seven (7) Standards and three (3) Principles. It provided 15 recommendations, including the introduction of child safe standards in Victoria to ensure child safe environments in organisations that work with children. 0000111943 00000 n Victoria's road safety strategy and road safety camera program. 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',6&/$,0(5 7klv grfxphqw surylghv jhqhudo jxlgdqfh rqo\ rq wkh fklog vdih vwdqgdugv 7kh ghsduwphqw grhv qrw jxdudqwhh wkdw wkh h[dpsohv surylghg lq wkh grfxphqw duh vxiilflhqw iru wkh The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all of the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry. The Victorian Government acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. Topics. It found that while the majority of children are safe in organisations, there are inadequate and inconsistent approaches to child safety in organisations across Victoria. From 1 January 2017, organisations that provide services for children are required to comply with the standards. Last week, in Victoria, the child safety laws changed. Embedding a culture of child safety through effective leadership. h�4�#�ޓ�����~��{x'�� �- The seven (7) Standards are as follows: Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, … Children with disability experience an increased risk of abuse across all services and locations. The child safe standards strengthen existing approaches to preventing and responding to child abuse and aim to create a culture where protecting children from abuse is part of everyday thinking and practice. 2. Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, … The review of the Child Safe Standards recommends at least 12 months for transition from Victoria’s Child Safe Standards to new updated Standards that reflect the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. 0000159533 00000 n The Victorian Child Safe Standards are to be implemented by Faith Communities by 1 January 2017 to ensure the safety of children. The Standards arose from a key recommendation from the landmark Betrayal of Trust Inquiry and support cultural change across organisations in order to ensure that We all have an obligation to do the best we can to keep children safe from harm and abuse. From the 1st of August 2016, the new Child Safe Standards come into effect. On 26 November 2015, the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 (the Act) was amended to introduce the Standards which apply to all organisations that provide services or facilities for children in Victoria. The Victorian child safe standards support organisations to be safer for children by requiring organisations to implement policies and procedures to prevent, respond to and report allegations of child abuse. Child protection. The Royal Commission recommended 10 child safe standards, drawing on its findings and extensive research and consultation about what makes organisations child safe. organisations across Victoria. 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