Commission for Children and Young People (Vic)

Owning Institution:

New child safety standards: regulation with standards and why the mission is important

Regulatory standards are an effective way for regulators to address harms across society, and Victoria’s new Child Safe Standards aim to address issues on abuse within institutions. This article outlines how regulators will use the standards to create safer environments for children.

Victoria’s new Child Safe Standards

New Child Safe Standards to strengthen child safety will commence in Victoria on 1 July 2022. This policy document outlines the changes that organisations covered by the Standards will need to enact to comply.

Our youth, our way

This report examines the lived experiences of Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria and the factors contributing to their over-representation in the youth justice system.

Keep caring: systemic inquiry into services for young people transitioning from out-of-home care

This report makes 15 recommendations to enhance the service system’s capacity to improve the experiences and life outcomes for young people transitioning from care by responding to their needs, challenges and aspirations.

In our own words

This inquiry spoke with more than 200 children and young people in or with experience of kinship, foster and residential care in Victoria. Their voices shape the 43 findings and 17 recommendations that this report makes to the Victorian government.