Monitoring out-of-home care and child protection

How we monitor Victoria's out-of-home care and child protection systems, and advocate for reform

We monitor, and advocate for, the safety and wellbeing  children in the child protection and out-of-home care systems by:

  • undertaking inquiries into systemic issues affecting children in child protection and the out-of-home care systems, and monitoring the implementation of recommendations of the Commission’s inquiries
  • conducting inquiries into service responses to individual children
  • reviewing the death of every child who was involved with child protection in the year before they died
  • monitoring serious incidents in out-of-home care
  • conducting onsite or online inspections of residential care services, focused on engagement with children and young people and the Charter of Rights in Out of Home Care
  • responding to Royal Commissions, reviews and inquiries and proposed legislative amendments relating issues affecting children and young people in Victoria.