Child Safe Standards Resources

To help schools comply with the Ministerial Order 870, and build their capacity around Child Safety, the following support materials have been developed:

Department of Education Resources

To create and maintain a child safe organisation, all Victorian schools must comply with Ministerial Order No. 870, in operation from 1 August 2016. See: Ministerial Order 870

To download a poster on school community obligations and steps for students if they feel unsafe, see:  PROTECT poster (pdf - 203.32kb).

Standard 1

Standard 2

Standard 3

Standard 4

Standard 5

For translated fact sheets in multiple languages and Easy English, see: Translations

Standard 6

Standard 7

For Catholic Schools, additional information on implementation of Child Safe Standard 7 can be found here:  Catholic Education Commission of Victoria: Child Safety


How the Standards apply to the school environment

Workplace Learning

Workplace learning includes work experience, structured workplace learning, school community work (volunteering) and School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs). For resources to support schools consider workplace learning and the Child Safe Standards, see: Workplace Learning


Forthcoming information on homestay arrangements.


The Department has updated its contract templates to include the Child Safe Standards. These can be found here: Contract Templates

Further information

For guidance around checks for volunteers (including parent volunteers): Volunteer Checks


For queries about the implementation of the Child Safe Standards in registered schools, please contact: