Child Safe Standards

Information for community groups where children are involved

New Child Safe Standards apply in Victoria from 1 January 2017.

Organisations operating in Victoria that provide service or facilities where children are involved are required to meet new Child Safe Standards from the beginning of 2017.

The Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) will oversee these requirements, which apply to community-based organisations where children are involved.

More information about the Child Safe Standards can be found at, including a downloadable guide to help your organisation assess how child safe it is and practical advice about how to meet the standards.  

If you wish to contact CCYP for advice or more information, phone (03) 8601 5281 or email