Which organisations will the reportable conduct scheme apply to?
The reportable conduct scheme in Victoria will apply to a range of organisations that have a high level of responsibility for children. The scheme will be introduced in three phases from 1 July 2017.
Phase 1 - From 1 July 2017 the scheme will apply to:
- Government and non-government schools.
- Organisations registered or accredited to provide senior secondary education and training.
- Registered overseas student exchange organisations.
- Registered schools and senior secondary providers that provide approved education and training courses to students from overseas.
- Disability service providers that provides residential services for children with a disability.
- Mental health service providers that provides in-patient beds for children and young people.
- Drug or alcohol treatment services that provide in-patient beds for children and young people.
- Housing or homelessness services that provides overnight beds for children and young people, such as youth refuges.
- Child protection services.
- Out-of-home care services.
- Government departments providing services to children (including youth justice and corrective services).
Phase 2 - From 1 January 2018 the scheme will apply to:
- Religious organisations.
- Residential facilities of boarding schools.
- Overnight camps for children.
- Public, denominational and private hospitals.
- Other disability service providers that provide services for children, including those registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Phase 3 - From 1 January 2019 the scheme will apply to:
- Approved education and care services (e.g. kindergartens, after hours care services).
- Children’s services (e.g. occasional care providers).
- Statutory bodies that have responsibility for children, such as public museums and galleries.