Child Safe Standards - definitions

Definitions of terms used in relation to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and Ministerial Order 1359.

Trigger warning. This page includes explicit descriptions of abuse and may be distressing to read. Information on how to access support for any issues it may raise can be found at the end.

Providing support to staff members

Allegations and instances of student sexual offending can cause trauma and significantly impact the mental health and wellbeing of school community members.

For more information on how to support students and impacted staff members, refer to: Providing Ongoing Support.

Support for you

If you need to talk to someone, it is recommended that you speak to your school leadership team about arranging appropriate support. You can also talk to your GP or another allied health professional.

Government school staff can also contact the Employee Assistance Program on 1300 361 008.