All early childhood services are required to comply with child safe standards to ensure that work with children creates a culture of safety and protects children from all forms of abuse.
Victoria has introduced compulsory minimum standards for organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from abuse.
The Child Safe Standards form part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry (the 2013 Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations).
On 1 January 2017, the Commission for Children and Young People became the oversight body for the Child Safe Standards.
More information about the Child Safe Standards and the toolkit for organisations can be found on the Child Safe Standards page on the Service Providers website.
Betrayal of Trust Inquiry
For further information about the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry response, please visit:
Further information about the Child Safe Standards, including a range of advice, resources and templates and information on the scope of the Child Safe Standards is available from the Child Safe Standards page of the Commission for Children and Young People website.