On 26 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Bill 2015, which amended the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act 2005 to introduce the Child Safe Standards that would apply to all organisations involved in child related work in Victoria.
With this Bill came the implementation of 7 Victorian Child Safe Standards. Nationally there are 10 principles. The 10 principles are very similar to our 7 standards but go into more detail. The 7 Victorian standards are as follows.
Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
Standard 2: A Child Safe Policy or Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
Standard 3: A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
Standard 4: Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
Standard 5: Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
Standard 6: Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
Standard 7: Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children
At Yinnar Primary School we believe that everyone can learn and stretch their minds to grow and develop
into resilient, reflective and resourceful life-longer learners. In support of this we have a zero tolerance to child abuse.