Child Safe Standards
Victoria is introducing compulsory minimum standards that will apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse. The child safe standards form part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry.
Legislation to introduce the child safe standards is being considered by the Victorian Parliament. When the legislation passes Parliament, the child safe standards will start applying to organisations from 1 January 2016 in phases:
- Phase 1: Organisations that provide services for children that are government funded and/or regulated will be required to work towards compliance from 1 January 2016
- Phase 2: Other organisations that provide services for children will be required to comply from 1 January 2017.