Child Safe Standards

From 1 January 2017, the Victorian Child Safety Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations). There are seven different requirements which make up the standards, and with which sports will be required to comply.

The standards relate to child protection within your organisation and include requirements to have practices, procedures and policies in place. In the lead up to implementation, sporting organisations should now be starting to look at reviewing their compliance with the standards and considering if the culture and environment within their organisation is supportive and protective of children.

Please refer to the below headings for further support, resources & information on the standards, upcoming events, and key contacts.


Child Safe Standards – About
Child Safe Standards – What Are They
Child Safe Standards – What A Child Safe Organisation Looks Like
Child Safe Standards – What A Child Safe Club Looks Like
Child Safe Standards – What Steps Do We Need To Take
Child Safe Standards – Applying The Standards To Vulnerable Groups
Child Safe Standards – Review Template
Child Safe Standards – Review Action Plan


Cultural safety for Aboriginal children
Safety of children with a disability
Empowerment and participation of children
Safety of children from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds

More information can be found on the Vicsports website.