Child Safe Standards

CHILD SAFE STANDARDS

Victorian organisations that provide services or facilities for children are required by law to implement Child Safe Standards to protect children from harm. This includes Cricket Victoria and all clubs and associations.

WHAT ARE CHILD SAFE STANDARDS?

  1. Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
  2. A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
  3. A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
  4. Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
  5. Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  6. Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
  7. Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children

 

Although all children are vulnerable, some children face additional vulnerabilities.

The standards provide three overarching principles for organisations to cover:​

  • the cultural safety of Aboriginal Children​
  • the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds​
  • the safety of children with a disability​

For more information on Child Safe Standards click here.

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