VICTORIAN CHILD SAFE MANDATORY STANDARDS
In January 2017, new legal ‘child safe’ standards come into effect for all community organisations, including churches, governing their work with children and young people. Leaders and Boards are responsible to ensure their organisations comply with these new standards. Below are two resources which may assist your organisation meet these standards.
Moores Legal Child Protection Toolkit
This toolkits has a fantastic overview of the standards and includes a sample policy and code of coduct.
Victorian Government Standards Overview
This document has detailed explainations of each standard and give examples of how organisations could meet the standards. It also has a helpful assessment matrix, in which you can assess where your organisation sits in meeting the standards and where it may fall short. The overview is linked at the bottom of the victorian governments web page above.