Information and advice on how to protect children, create a child safe environment, identify and report signs of abuse.
As a school staff member, it is critical to be able to recognise the physical or behavioural signs of child abuse.
Information on your reporting and legal obligations for suspected child abuse within or outside of school grounds.
Information on the Four Critical Actions you must take, and guidance for schools to meet their obligations.
Guidance for all Victorian school staff on what action to take if you suspect, or are witness to student sexual offending.
Guidance for school staff on how to spot the signs of sexual exploitation and how to respond.
As a school staff member you are permitted to share certain information about a child who has been impacted by abuse. This page provides guidance on the specific information sharing requirements.
This section will support you to determine how to respond to concerns about the wellbeing of a child which do not appear to be the result of child abuse.
Information about 'Protecting Children' e-learning modules to assist staff in both government and non-government schools to understand their mandatory reporting and other legal obligations.
Advice for implementing the Child Safe Standards in early childhood services.
Updated 6 April 2023