Child Safety consultation closing soon

Published on 14 September 2023

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Feedback on child and young people safety on the Mornington Peninsula closes on Friday 22 September 2023!
To further support our consultation, we are running community information sessions throughout October.
Endorsed earlier this year, our Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy comes after changes to Victoria’s Child Safe Standards in July 2022. Included in these changes was the growth to 11 total Standards, such as greater focus on safety for Aboriginal children and young people and managing the risk of child abuse in online environments.
We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Robust training, policies and procedures are in place to protect children from abuse and respond to any risks, allegations or safety concerns.
We encourage local businesses, volunteering organisations, service providers and community members to join an upcoming information session, to understand their responsibilities when it comes to child safety.
How can you contribute?
We want to hear from you what you think is important when it comes to child safety and wellbeing. Your feedback will shape our procedures on how we keep children and young people safe.
Have your say before Friday 22 September 2023. Visit our website today:
Hard copy forms are also available for printing on request at our Customer Service Centres and libraries.
Child Safe Standards information sessions
Community sessions will also be held at the following locations:

  • Monday 23 October, Hastings Community Hub, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 25 October, Mornington Council Chambers, 1-2 pm
  • Thursday 26 October, Rosebud Council Chamber, 5.30-6.30pm

Tickets to these sessions are free. Please book your spot via our website:

Please note that the content in the session is not suitable for children.
To access the Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy, please visit our webpage:

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:

“If you, your business or someone you know works directly, incidentally or minimally with children and young people, our upcoming community information sessions are for you. I encourage you to take up this opportunity to educate yourself on your responsibilities on child safety.”

Quotes attributable to Health and Wellbeing Committee Chair, Councillor Antonella Celi:

“Are you aware of your responsibilities and the reporting process when it comes to child safety? If the answer is no, I strongly encourage you to join us at an upcoming information sessions. Our Child Safe Coordinator will walk you through processes and tools to navigate child safety in your world.”

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