Volume 14 of the Final Report of the Royal Commission 2017 (External link) contains four recommendations to enhance child safety in sport, recreation, arts, culture, community and hobby groups. The Victorian Government accepted two recommendations, either in full or in principle, and noted two recommendations. You can read the Victorian Government’s response to Volume 14 here.

Enhancing child safety

The Royal Commission identified the need for sport and recreation organisations to have strategies to keep children safe.

Victoria’s Child Safe Standards (External link) apply to all organisations providing services or facilities for children, including sport and recreation organisations. The Victorian Government has also funded the development of targeted resources for implementing Victoria’s Child Safe Standards in sports clubs, leagues and associations (External link).

The CCYP also offers a number of online resources in various languages (External link), delivers information sessions, and keeps organisations informed of relevant developments via email and social media.


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Further support for survivors of past abuse, violence or childhood trauma is available.

Find and Connect Support Services (External link) (freecall M-F 9am-5pm) 1800 161 109

Lifeline (External link) 13 11 14

CASA (Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault) (External link)

Sexual Assault Crisis Line (External link) (freecall M-F 5pm-9am and weekends) 1800 806 292