The Department has a range of programs and initiatives that support early years providers, schools and families to keep children, students and young people healthy and safe.
The new Child Safe Standards will ensure the safety and wellbeing of children in schools and early childhood services.
LOOKOUT Centres are designed to boost the capacity of schools, child protection and out of home care services to improve educational outcomes for children and young people living in out of home care.
A program providing school uniforms, shoes, books and more to families to help disadvantaged students access the best possible chance to reach their potential.
A program providing a free and healthy breakfast in disadvantaged primary schools to students who may otherwise arrive at school hungry.
An initiative supporting families, service providers and communities to offer the best environment, experiences and care to children in the important early years, from pregnancy through to school age.
The Victorian Government funds Safe Schools Coalition Victoria to help schools combat homophobia and transphobia and create inclusive school environments.
Bully Stoppers supports students, parents, teachers and principals in working together to make sure schools are safe and supportive places, where everyone is empowered to help reduce the incidence of bullying in all Victorian schools.
The Doctors in Secondary Schools initiative is delivering on the election commitment to fund general practitioners (GPs) to attend 100 of Victoria’s schools to provide medical advice and health care to those students most in need.
Making sure students who use the bus network in Victoria travel safely through a program that teaches them a simple 'Stop, look, listen and think' message.
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student misses out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.
Department drug education programs are focused on prevention and are a key priority for Victorian government schools as part of a sector-wide response to drug-related issues.
This initiative helps schools and children’s services make sure they are well prepared to deal with emergencies and natural disasters and that the safety of all children and staff is the priority.
Attending school each and every day is one of the building blocks for a great education. The Every Day Counts initiative outlines the importance of school attendance.
This blended learning course provides teachers with the skills and knowledge to maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment for meaningful learning.
School Sport Victoria provides sporting opportunities for students and supports teachers to deliver quality physical and sport education programs in schools.
Supported Playgroups aims to provide quality play opportunities at a critical time in a child's development.
The Department supports schools and road safety agencies to include a traffic safety education program in their curriculum to help students become safe road users.