The ‘Reportable Conduct Scheme’ is another child safety measure introduced into Parliament resultant from the ‘Betrayal of Trust’ report.
Announced today, the Victoria-based scheme requires that organisations who provide a service to children must report allegations of abuse. An individual who poses a risk to children will be unable to work with them – regardless of whether they have a criminal record.
Overseeing the scheme will be the ‘Commission for Children and Young People’ who will be required to monitor the response by organisations to allegations of child abuse and misconduct. The Commission further reports to the Government, and shares information with the Working with Children Check Unit.
The scheme complements other measures that have been implemented in Victoria to date, and further demonstrates the Government’s commitment to child safety.
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