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YACVic's Code of Ethical Practice

About the YACVic Code of Ethical Practice

The Code of Ethical Practice – A First Step for the Victorian Youth Sector is based on a human rights framework and outlines a set of youth work principles and practice responsibilities. The document was developed through consultation with the youth sector and is an important first step towards an agreed framework for what constitutes safe, professional and ethical youth work practice.


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The Code in your workplace

The YACVic Code of Ethical Practice has been adopted as organisational policy by many youth organisations around the state. The following documents provide useful information and examples about how this can be done. 


Professional development opportunities

YACVic, in partnership with Victoria University School of Health and Community Services Youth Work program, conduct a series of professional development workshops based on the YACVic Code of Ethical Practice each year. Workshops are aimed at workers within the youth sector. Keep an eye on Announce and the YACVic website for details about these workshops.

YACVic can also come out to your workplace to talk about The Code and how you can adopt it as organisational policy. Contact us to find out more.


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