Reportable Conduct Scheme review

The Victorian Government introduced the Reportable Conduct Scheme (the Scheme) to make organisations safer for children by improving organisational responses to allegations of child abuse and child-related misconduct.

The Scheme was established under the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005.

Section 16ZN of the Act requires the scheme to be reviewed after 5 years of operation and for the Minister to table the report in Parliament.

The department has reviewed the operation of the Scheme on behalf of the Minister. The report of the review and the Terms of Reference are available in the related resources box below.

The review received 180 survey responses and 35 submissions to a public consultation process on Engage Victoria. Consultation took place between September and October 2022.

The Victorian Government would like to thank stakeholders for taking the time to provide feedback to the review. This feedback has informed the review’s key findings and opportunities.

The review was informed by consultation with:

  • Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP)
  • government departments
  • other regulators
  • organisations required to comply with the scheme
  • unions
  • children and young people
  • representatives from professional associations for organisations required to comply with the scheme.

The department will consult with other government departments and the CCYP to develop opportunities to improve the scheme that were identified in the review.

The Commission for Children and Young People administers, oversees and monitors the Reportable Conduct Scheme.

To notify CCYP about reportable allegations under the Reportable Conduct Scheme, visit Notify about a reportable allegation webpage. Anyone can make a report.

If you are concerned about a child, visit Reporting child abuse on our Services website.