Safety of children

cohealth is committed to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child and to ensure the safety of all children who access our services and enter our premises.

cohealth is working towards compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards which includes a commitment to:

  • the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • the cultural safety of culturally and linguistically diverse children
  • the safety of children with disability.

For more information about cohealth’s commitment to being a child safe organisation please contact the Childsafe Officer at: childsafe@cohealth.org.au

useful links and contact details

Victorian Child Safe Standards

The Commission for Children and Young People have produced the Child Safe Standards. Victorian organisations that provide services to children are required under the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act to ensure that they implement compulsory child safe standards to protect children from harm. For more information about the Commission for Children and Young People and the Child Safe Standards visit the website.

Police: dial 000

Kids Helpline: if you are under 18, are worried about something and would like some advice or support you can call the kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, email them at counsellor@kidshelpline.com.au or visit the website to chat with someone online.

Child Protection

If you are concerned about the safety of a child you can call the police on 000 if there is immediate risk or danger.
The Department of Human Services Child Protection Service offers services that target children and young people at risk of harm. Visit the website for further information about the service and contact details.

Kidsafe

Information and education on preventing childhood accidents. See the website for further information and contact details.

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