Read about our current systemic and other inquiries.
We can conduct inquiries into services for vulnerable children and young people.
We hold inquiries into services provided to a child or young person who dies within a year of involvement with Child Protection.
The Minister for Families and Children may recommend that we conduct and inquiry.
We can conduct inquiries about the safety and wellbeing of an individual or a group of vulnerable children and young people.
We monitor the implementation of recommendations from our inquiries
How we monitor Victoria's youth justice system and advocate for reform
How we monitor Victoria's out-of-home care and child protection systems, and advocate for reform
How we monitor preventative detention of children and young people in Victoria, and advocate for reform
Read our submissions on policy and law reform relating to issues affecting children and young people in Victoria
How we participate in the Australian and New Zealand Children's Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG)
We organise independent volunteers to visit Victoria's youth justice centres.
How we engage with Aboriginal children and young people, their families, and communities
How we engage with children and young people
New Child Safe Standards come into effect from 1 July 2022 to better protect children and young people from abuse
Find out if the Standards apply to your organisation
Organisations that provide services or facilities for children must implement Child Safe Standards to protect them from abuse
Find resources, support and information about Community of Practice to help organisations comply with the Standards
How you can raise concerns about child safety under the Child Safe Standards
The Commission’s role is to educate, support and regulate organisations that work with children and young people to prevent child abuse.
We encourage good practice, improved performance and take action when needed.
The seven Standards and Child Safe Principles organisations need to implement
Common questions about the Child Safe Standards.
Victoria has a Reportable Conduct Scheme to oversee allegations of child abuse and misconduct.
Find out if the Reportable Conduct Scheme applies to your organisation
Obligations on the head of an organisation included in the Reportable Conduct Scheme
Advice about notifying the Commission of an allegation under the Reportable Conduct Scheme
Find resources and support to help organisations comply with the Reportable Conduct Scheme
Common questions about the Reportable Conduct Scheme.
Find resources and support to help organisations comply with the Standards
Find upcoming information sessions and webinars on the Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards
Links to recordings from previous forums
Find resources and support for parents and carers
Find resources and support for children and young people
Find the Commission's annual reports, reports of inquiries, and submissions
Helpful resources and organisations
Ministers' Statements of Expectations for the Commission and the Commission's responses.
This page provides the Ministerial Statements of Expectations issued to the Commission, our action plans responding to them, and updates on progress against them.
Statement of Expectations 2019–21
Statement of Expectations 2018–19