Child Protection Course


As a staff member working for Child Protection, a licensed children’s service or Victorian school, your regular contact with children and families places you in the best position to observe changes or indicators in children that might be of concern. When a staff member forms a reasonable belief that a child has been harmed or is at risk of harm, they are ethically bound to take action to protect the safety and wellbeing of that child or young person.

Safetrac’s ‘Child Protection’ course provides information for licensed children’s services and Victorian schools to take appropriate action when it is believed that a child has suffered harm, or is likely to suffer harm, through abuse or neglect.


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Learning outcomes

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • understand who Child FIRST are;
  • understand the role of Child Protection;
  • understand the responsibilities of individuals in reporting to Child Protection and Child FIRST.

Course contents

  • Legal considerations
  • Role of CHILD FIRST
  • Referring to CHILD FIRST
  • Referral process
  • Role of Child Protection
  • Mandatory and non-mandatory reporting
  • When should I report to Child Protection
  • Forming a belief – reasonable grounds
  • Information sharing
  • Protecting reporter identity
  • Role of licensed children’s services
  • Other reporting requirements for licensed
  • children’s services
  • Best practice in licensed children’s services
  • Role of DEECD Children’s Services Advisors
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A few presentation slides used during the course.

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