The Victorian Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that apply to all organisations that provide services for children. These standards help to protect children from all forms of abuse. The child safe standards form part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry. These Standards came into effect for sporting organisations as of the 1 January 2017.
In 2018 GV and Vicsport embarked on a joint project to develop a suite of Child Safe Sport resources that can be utilised across the Victorian sporting sector. The collaboration has been a success with the release of several comprehensive documents out help clubs implement the child safe standards.