PROTECT

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The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. As part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust report, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse in our community, there is a new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the new PROTECT Child Safe Standards.

The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards for all Victorian early childhood services and schools, to ensure they are well prepared to protect children from abuse and neglect.

​What's New 

Schools

​Early Childhood

This section supports early childhood providers to take action if they suspect, or are witness to, any form of child abuse. See: Early Childhood Guidance

VET and Higher Education

This section supports VET and higher education providers to take action if they suspect, or are witness to, any form of ​abuse. See: VET and Higher Education Guidance