What to expect 

From 1 July 2022 new Victorian Child Safe Standards (Standards) are effective, are you ready and working in compliance with them?  

The 11 new Standards replace Victoria’s previous seven standards and principles. The new Standards provide greater clarity and detail on the minimum requirements for organisations to keep children and young people safe. 

In this webinar you will learn more about the new Standards and what resources and support are available for you and your organisation, including the updated Guide for Creating a Child Safe Organisation (the Guide), that can help you understand the Standards and how to comply with them.  

Certain organisations or groups that provide services specifically for children, provide any facilities specifically for use by children who are under the organisation’s supervision, or engage a child as a contractor, employee or volunteer to assist the organisation in providing services, facilities or goods have a legal obligation to comply with the Child Safe Standards. Check which organisations must comply here.

Victoria has over five years’ experience of mandatory Child Safe Standards and many organisations have implemented well-developed child safety frameworks. The actions and measures that organisations already do to keep children and young people safe will help them be compliant with the new Standards. 

All children have a right to feel safe and be safe. Child abuse in organisations is not just a historical issue but continues to happen today. Keeping children and young people safe is everyone’s responsibility.

Who is presenting

Presentations by: 

  • Commission for Children and Young People - Alison Medhurst, Manager Policy Projects, and Georgette Antonas, Principal Operational Policy Officer.  
  • Department of Families, Fairness and Housing -  Elaine Inniss, Senior Project Officer, Child Safeguarding, Human Services Regulator.

Who should attend

This webinar is aimed at workers, Child Safe Officers and Senior Leaders.

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Commitment to Child Safety

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending these events, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety.

Accessibility & Inclusion

At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. We are committed to making every event as accessible and inclusive as possible for all members of our community. The webinar will have Auslan interpreters in attendance. If you have a specific access request, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you - please contact Finnley Stirling at FStirling@yacvic.org.au.   

Our work takes place through the lands of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded. 

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending these events, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety.