Protecting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

A joint protocol of the Department of Human Services Child Protection, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Licensed Children's Services and Victorian Schools

The protocol details current policy and practice to promote and support the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Victorian schools and licensed childrens services.

Protecting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People defines the respective roles and responsibilities of the Department of Human Services Child Protection, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, licensed children's services and Victorian schools in working together to protect children and young people from abuse and neglect.

The protocol provides information for licensed children's services and Victorian schools to take appropriate action when it is believed that a child has suffered harm, or is likely to suffer harm, through abuse or neglect.

The protocol is available on the Child Protection Practice Manual website, via the Protocol link on the left-hand navigation.

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