The Victorian Government is continuing to implement initiatives to prevent child sexual abuse from occurring in schools and, where it does occur, to help ensure effective responses.

Victorian schools must meet Victoria’s Child Safe Standards. The Victorian Government continues to support schools to comply with their obligations under the Child Safe Standards, including through updating the PROTECT website, and providing further templates and guidance.

Boarding schools

The Victorian Government has started targeted consultation with schools that have boarding facilities about proposals to strengthen the powers of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority to monitor compliance of such facilities with Victoria’s Child Safe Standards.