Reporting concerns about student sexual assault

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​Parents, students and school staff can be confident that if a concern of sexual assault is reported in a school, it will be dealt with in a timely and sensitive manner.

How to report child sexual assault to us

If you are concerned that your child has been subjected to abuse at a Victorian government school, or you are worried that they may be at risk of abuse or otherwise in danger you should:

  • Contact Victoria Police on Triple Zero (000) if the risk is immediate, or 
  • In other cases, contact your local police station.
Please also report your concerns to your school principal or regional office. For information about raising concerns or making complaints, including information about contacting regional offices, see: Parent Complaints

How schools respond

The Department has guidelines for school staff and principals on what to do when a student discloses that they have been sexually abused, assaulted or harassed.​

For more information, see: