Reportable Conduct Scheme

The Reportable Conduct Scheme is a reporting mechanism that seeks to improve how organisations respond to allegations of child abuse committed by staff or volunteers.

The Scheme requires the department to respond to allegations of misconduct against children or young people under 18 years old ( 'reportable conduct') made against their workers and volunteers, and report those allegations to the Commission for Children and Young People.

What is 'reportable conduct'?

'Reportable conduct' is the below behaviour conduct of persons engaged by the department:

  • sexual offences committed against, with or in the presence of a child
  • sexual misconduct committed against, with or in the presence of a child
  • physical violence against, with or in the presence of a child
  • any behaviour that causes significant emotional or psychological harm to a child
  • significant neglect of a child.

How to make a report

Any person can report an allegation of reportable conduct concerning departmental workers by contacting the department's Child Safe Officer or the Commissioner for Children and Young People at the contacts below:

Child Safe Officer

Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions
Email: childsafe@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Commissioner for Children and Young People

Tel:       1 300 78 29 78
Email: contact@ccyp.vic.gov.au

CCYP Reportable Conduct portal

If you have immediate safety concerns about a child or young person, please call 000.

If you have general safety concerns about a child or young person, please call the Child Protection Crisis Line on 13 12 78.

Further information

Additional information about the Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme is also available on the Commission for Children and Young People website.

Page last updated: 15 November 2019