Just released: New Resources for schools to implement MO 1359 and the new Child Safe Standards

Today, the Department of Education and Training Victoria (DET) and Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) published new resources to support education providers to implement the new standards in time for the 1 July 2022 compliance deadline.

These resources include:

  • DET guides for each standard;
  • new non-government school Child Safety Action List; 
  • CCYP resources; and
  • updated guidelines to the Minimum Standards.

Links to these resources and further information is available here.

Of note for independent and Catholic schools, the non-government Child Safety Action List provides links not only to the relevant Child Safe Standard but also to VRQA resources and CECV resources which apply in various Dioceses.

The updated guidelines to the Minimum Standards (taking effect in July 2022) will replace the January 2022 version and replace references to Ministerial Order 870 with references to Ministerial Order 1359. It is important to note that schools which are completing their 5 year review prior to July must still meet the requirements of Ministerial Order 870, even as they prepare for Ministerial Order 1359.

Want more information? See our online safety webinar recording as we take a deep dive into online safety – a core requirement of the new standards – as part of the recent Privacy Awareness week. 

Moores is also conducting a webinar on 10 May 2022 on the new Child Safe Standards. To sign up and for more information, click here.

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