Help following an emergency

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

The resources below have been developed to assist staff, principals and administrators provide support to children and adolescents following an emergency.

Information for principals

Principal's and administrator's have access to a range of resources to support children who have been affected by emergencies and natural disasters.

Information for staff

The following resources have been developed by external agencies.


More information

For information on supporting children see:

  • Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 - a free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25
  • Behaviour and Wellbeing
  • Early Childhood Australia
  • Skylight - a New Zealand organisation that provides specialised support to children, young people and their families through change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause.

The Department’s School Policy and Advisory Guide (SPAG) provides comprehensive assistance and guidance to schools in relation to student safety concerns and critical incidents.

Student safety
Available in the School Policy and Advisory Guide