BCYF Child Safe Statement of Commitment

BCYF’s vision is for a community where people are safe, connected and empowered to live well.

Underpinning this vision is BCYF’s commitment to providing a safe and friendly service for all children and young people; including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and those living with a disability.

BCYF will not tolerate any form of child abuse and will do everything it possibly can to prevent or minimise harm to children and young people accessing BCYF services.

BCYF will endeavour to actively listen and respond to the voices of children and young people, and will have in place the necessary policies, procedures and practices to support the safety of children and young people under BCYF’s care.

The Commission for Children and Young People & Child Safety in Organisations

The Commission for Children and Young People (the Commission) administer the Children Wellbeing Safety Act 2005 (Vic) and provide two significant regulatory schemes, the Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme. The two schemes provide guidance to organisations on how to prevent harm and aim to protect the most vulnerable people in our community, children.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have developed this short video that explains the Child Safe Standards:

For more information on the schemes click on the links below:

Child Safe Standards

Reportable Conduct Scheme

If you believe a child’s safety is in immediate danger contact 000

All children have a right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to report identified concerns regarding children’s safety.

Reporting Feedback & Complaints to BCYF

If you have any feedback or concerns regarding BCYF, please click on the following link and complete a BCYF Feedback form online or contact us on Feedback@bcyf.org.au or 03) 5226 8900.

Click to download BCYF Client Information Brochure.

The Commission (CCYP) will investigate concerns that an organisation is not providing a safe environment for children or complying with the Child Safe Standards. You can contact the Commission for Children and Young People on 1300 782 978 or email childsafe@ccyp.vic.gov.au