Child Safe Standards
All organisations in Victoria that provide services or facilities to children must abide by the Child Safe Standards.
The standards were developed to promote the safety of children, prevent child abuse, encourage children to ‘have a say’ and ensure effective processes are in place if an allegation of abuse is made. Children with a disability are particularly vulnerable and SASI is committed to ensuring we have the processes and training in place to ensure children in our care are safe.
Reportable conduct scheme
The Reportable Conduct Scheme was developed to ensure continuity on how organisations respond to allegations of child abuse or misconduct involving children.
Allegations against workers or volunteers of reportable conduct is reported through the Commissioner for Children and Young People.
There are five types of reportable conduct:
sexual offences committed against, with or in the presence of a child
sexual misconduct committed against, with or in the presence of a child
physical violence against, with or in the presence of a child
any behaviour that causes significant emotional or psychological harm to a child
significant neglect of a child
Commission for Children and Young People https://ccyp.vic.gov.au/