VRQA (Child Safety Standards)

Child Safe Standard 1:
Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

Child Safe Standard 2:
Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture.

Child Safe Standard 3:
Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

Child Safe Standard 4:
Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Child Safe Standard 5:
Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice.

Child Safe Standard 6:
People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

Child Safe Standard 7:
Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.

Child Safe Standard 8:

Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.

Child Safe Standard 9:
Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.

Child Safe Standard 10:
Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.

Child Safe Standard 11:
Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.