FVREE Commitment to Child Safety
FVREE is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of its workforce.
What do Mandatory Reporting Obligations mean in the context of family violence at FVREE
When a client has disclosed a crime against a child, FVREE has a legal obligation to report to Victoria Police or Child Protection. The intent of this report is to protect children, not to further victimise or impact the safety of the woman experiencing family violence. All clients will be advised of their own obligation to report, as well as that of the organisation. The suspected crime must be reported, even if parents are acting protectively. FVREE will work with the woman, Child Protection and Victoria Police to ensure the rights of the child are paramount, whilst also not impacting the safety of the woman experiencing family violence.
Under the Child Safe Standards, all organisations providing services to children are required to have a child safe policy, or a statement of commitment to child safety.
FVREE is committed to being a child-safe, child focussed organisation.
If you have any concerns regarding Child Safety at FVREE, please contact our Child Safety Officer by email.
For more information on Child Safe Standards, visit the Commission for Children and Young People website.