The Reportable Conduct Scheme began 1 July 2017
Under the Scheme, a head of an organisation is required to notify the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) of all allegations of reportable conduct by employees and volunteers.
Reportable conduct is:
A reportable allegation means information that leads a person to form a reasonable belief that a worker or volunteer has committed:
See the VRQA’s video The Reportable Conduct Scheme in Schools: a message from the Commissioner and Young People or www.ccyp.vic.gov.au for more information.
What has changed?
What has not changed?
Who is the head of the organisation?
The head of the organisation is the person primarily responsible for an organisation’s compliance with the Reportable Conduct Scheme. Depending on the structure or type of organisation, they may be:
Why do we have a Reportable Conduct Scheme?
Following the Betrayal of Trust Report, the Victorian Government passed legislation in February 2017 to introduce a Reportable Conduct Scheme in Victoria. The Reportable Conduct Scheme complements the child safe standards and other existing child safety measures.
The Reportable Conduct in Schools: a message from the Commissioner for Children and Young PeopleTaking Children’s Safety Seriously: a message from the Commissioner for Children and Young People
Further information is available at the
Commission for Children and Young People. The CCYP has published a number of information sheets providing more detail.