New Child Safe Standards – To be implemented 1st July 2022

New Child Safe Standards

From 1 July 2022, new Child Safe Standards apply in Victoria to better protect children from harm and abuse. If you work or volunteer with children or young people, your organisation must take action to comply with the new Standards.
@CCYPVictoria have a range of resources to support you as you transition to the new Standards, head to:

  • The new Child Safe Standards

    The new Standards have been updated from 7 to 11 Standards and include new requirements such as:

    • involving families and communities in organisations’ efforts to keep children and young people safe
    • a greater focus on safety for Aboriginal children and young people
    • managing the risk of child abuse in online environments.

    Victoria has over five years’ experience of mandatory Standards, so many organisations will already have well developed child safety frameworks. Most organisations will need to make some changes to comply with the new Standards.

On 1 July 2022, the new Standards commence, and the old Standards will no longer apply. For some organisations, it may take time and effort to get things right and they may not have fully completed implementation by 1 July 2022.

We will initially focus on informing and educating organisations about their obligations under the new Standards. From January 2023, the Commission will expect organisations to have more comprehensively implemented the new Standards.

Paddle Victoria will be holding a Club forum shortly to help clubs better understand the new Child Safe Standards and what they need to do.
Details to be forwarded to clubs.

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