Child Safety

Child Safe Standards


All government schools across Victoria are required to be a Child Safe organisation to keep children safe from harm and abuse. This is set out by the Ministerial Order 1359 that provides the framework for child safety in schools. To ensure the safety of students, all schools must adhere to the Child Safe Standards.


The Child Safe Standards aim to:

  • promote the safety of children
  • prevent child abuse
  • ensure organisations and businesses have effective processes in place to respond to and report all allegations of child abuse

Child Safe Standards work by:

  • driving changes in organisational culture – embedding child safety in everyday thinking and practice
  • providing a minimum standard of child safety across all organisations
  • highlighting that we all have a role to keep children safe from abuse

As of July 1, new Child Safe Standards are in place to strengthen the culture of child safety and protect children from harm and abuse. As part of the consultation process, we are required to notify the school community that we are updating our school policies to adhere to the new Child Safe Standards.


Information for families:

Information for Parents and Carers about the Child Safe Standards

Tip Sheet - Child Keep Safe