Child Safe Standards
The Victorian Government has introduced child safe standards to improve the way organisations that provide services for children prevent and respond to child abuse that may occur within their organisation.
The standards aim to drive cultural change in organisations so that protecting children from abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of leaders, staff and volunteers. This will assist organisations to:
- prevent child abuse
- encourage reporting of any abuse that does occur
- improve responses to any allegations of child abuse.
Museums Victoria Child Safe Policy Statement
All children visiting or engaging with Museums Victoria have a right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.
Museums Victoria is strongly committed to the safety and well-being of all children within our venues and through engagement in our outreach programs. We create and maintain a child safe environment. The welfare of children is a top priority and we have zero tolerance for child abuse.
Museums Victoria will take all necessary steps to prevent and protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and cultural abuse and neglect. This includes protecting children from other children and visitors.
More information about Museums Victoria’s policy can be obtained by contacting the Communications Team.