Child Safe Standards

Children have the right to feel safe and be safe from sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Victorian organisations that provide services to children are required under the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act to ensure that they implement compulsory child safe standards to protect children from harm.


The Victorian Government has announced new Child Safe Standards in 2022 to further strengthen child safety across organisations, including schools. The new standards recognise the critical importance of families and the broader school community in maintaining and promoting child safety and wellbeing. 




Updated Policies from Department Proformas

1.       Child Safety Code of Conduct - TPS 2022

2.       Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedures - TPS 2022

3.       Complaints Policy - TPS 2022

4.       Visitors Policy - TPS 2022

5.       Volunteers Policy - TPS 2022 / Procedure to Maintain the Working with Children Clearance Register - NEW

6.       Yard Duty & Supervision Policy - TPS 2022

7.       Digital Learning Policy - TPS 2022

8.       Bullying Prevention Policy - TPS 2022

9.       Child Safety Policy - TPS 2022

10.     Student Wellbeing & Engagement Policy - TPS 2022

11.     Child Safety Standards Risk Register - TPS 2022


Current and still relevant documents with no amendments

1.       Child Safe Incident Report Form

2.       Inclusion & Diversity Policy

3.       Recruitment Checklist for Child Safe Organisations / Referee Check Previous Employer Questions - NEW

4.       Strategies to Promote Child Empowerment and Participation

5.       Strategies to Embed an Organisational Culture of Child Safety




1. School Staff Training

2. School Council Training
3. School Volunteer Training