CHILD SAFE STANDARDS

WHAT ARE THEY?

The child safe standards have been introduced as minimum standards for organisations in Victoria that provide services for children. These minimum standards are designed to help protect children from all forms of abuse and form part of the Victorian Government's response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry.

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DOES YOUR ORGANISATION MEET THESE STANDARDS?

Our short self-assessment tool below can estimate your organisation's child safety risk profile and suggest next steps.

Self-assessment Tool


Select the responses below that most accurately represent your organisation.

1. To what extent does your organisation serve or have direct, face-to-face interactions with children (minors under 18 years)?

None
Minimal - less than 25% of client base or interactions
Moderate - 25% to 75% of client base or interactions
Majority - more than 75% of client base or interactions

2. On average, how frequently does the child that your organisation 'most commonly' interacts with spend time within your care, within your environment and/or within a role relating to your organisation?

Monthly or less
Weekly or fortnightly
Daily, every day, or more

3. To what extent is the child physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually or financially dependent on your organisation during the period that interact with the child?

Limited dependency with a high level of autonomy and independence
Some dependency but a level of autonomy and independence exists
High level of dependency for basic needs and care

4. What age range best reflects the age of the children and young people that interact with your organisation?

From 12 years of age up to 18 years of age
From 5 years of age up to 18 years of age
Infants, children and young people up to 18 years of age

5. Number of employees, volunteers or individuals who work with your organisation on a regular basis within a given year?

Less than 10
10 to 100
Greater than 100

6. To what extent does your organisation's mission and purpose focus on children, families or human services?

Not at all or very limited focus
Slight focus on children, families and / or human services
Moderate focus on children, families and / or human services
Significant or total focus on children, families and / or human services

7. To what extent has your organisation implemented a child protection policy?

A strong, tested child protection policy in place
A child protection policy exists to some extent
No child protection policy

8. To what extent has your organisation experienced child safety incidents in the past?

No known incidents
One incident more than two years ago
One incident within the past two years
More than one incident

 

Current level of child safety risk: ___

 
 

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