In 2015, the Victorian Government introduced seven mandatory child safe standards for more than 50 000 Victorian organisations that supply services or facilities to children, including schools. Schools must also comply with a further 57 child safe standard-related requirements for school registration.
This audit examined whether the systems and supports that oversee Victoria’s Child Safe Standards assure school compliance. This audit included the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Department of Education and Training (DET).
We made four recommendations to VRQA and three to DET.