Child safe policy

Our committment to child safety

The parliamentary departments are committed to child safety. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children and support our employees in their respectful work and
engagement with children.

In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005, the parliamentary departments are committed to upholding the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to the best of our abilities and resources. In our commitment to Child Safe Standards, we:

  • are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children; and
  • have a zero tolerance of child abuse, and all safety concerns and allegations will be treated very seriously andconsistently with our robust policies and procedures.

The parliamentary departments are committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks by:

  • having specific processes in place that support staff;
  • having robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff to reduce the risk of child abuse by new team members who work with or run programs for young people; and
  • committing to regularly training and educating staff on the Child Safe Standards, Reportable Conduct Scheme, and child abuse risks.

We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

 

Child safe policy (full policy)

 

For queries relating to our policy on Child Safety or to report a child safety incident please email childsafetyofficer@parliament.vic.gov.au