Child Safe Standards


The Child Safe Standards (the Standards) are compulsory minimum standards for all organisations that provide services to children including Victorian schools. The aim of the Standards is to ensure organisations are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect. It is recognised that many schools will have existing policies and procedures that aim to keep children safe.

Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety
Standard 2: A child safety policy
Standard 2: A statement of commitment to child safety

Standard 3: A Child Safety Code of Conduct
Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse
Standard 5: Procedures for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
Standard 7: Strategies to promote child participation and empowerment