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Child Safe Standards

Children have the right to feel safe and be safe from sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Victorian organisations that provide services to children are required under the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act to ensure that they implement compulsory child safe standards to protect children from harm.

Organisations included are those that exercise care, supervision or authority over children, whether as part of its primary function or otherwise.

This section provides detailed information about the Child Safe Standards and how organisations that provide services to children can tailor their approach to reflect their own particular needs and risks.

Overview

This section provides Child Safe Standards overview and background information.

Principles

This section provides information about the three key principles.

Standards

This section provides information about the seven standards.

Compliance

This section provides details about which organisations are required to implement Child Safe Standards and the Commission for Children and Young People’s oversight and enforcement powers.

Resources and support

This section provides further guidance materials, links to legislation and frequently asked questions about Child Safe Standards for organisations and parents.