Child Safe

The Child Safe Standards

Protecting children and young people from abuse is our responsibility.

The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people. As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the new Child Safe Standards.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect. To find out more, see: Child Safe Standards: Creating a safe environment

These web pages have been developed from the Protect guidance which has been developed to assist schools to fulfill their obligations under Clause 11 of Ministerial Order 870.Add block