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Child Safe Standards


The Victorian Government now requires all community language schools which have direct contact with children to implement the 7-new child safe standards from 1st January 2017. Organisations that provide services or facilities for children must implement Child Safe Standards to protect them from abuse.

Child safe standards aim to prevent any physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect of students. The leadership/principals of all schools have the responsibility to nominate a knowledgeable staff as a child safe officer in each campus to implement policies and required procedures for their schools to achieve these standards.


Being a child safe organisation:

The Child Safe Standards work by changing organisational culture to embed child safety in everyday thinking and practice. They aim to:

  • Promote the safety of children
  • Prevent child abuse
  • Ensure organisations have processes in place to respond to and report all allegations of child abuse.

There are seven standards that organisations need to implement.


Child Safety Policy and Procedures

CLA have developed a Child Safety Policy and procedures for schools to use as well as other supporting documents:


Other Forms / Templates:


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The Standards
Policy & Procedure
Child Safe Training
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