Safety screening policy for funded organisations

Safety screening plays an important role in providing a safer service delivery for people who receive support from community services organisations funded or registered by various departments within Victoria.

The aim of the Safety Screening policy is to minimise harm to vulnerable people by strengthening protections and safeguards through the safety screening process.

We require funded and/or registered organisations who provide services to clients in the Victorian health and community services sector to undergo safety screening checks.  

The Safety Screening policy policy is effective as of 1 January 2020.  

Pre-employment safety screening checks

Pre-employment safety screening checks incorporates the following:

  • Police record checks
  • Referee checks
  • Employment history
  • Qualification check
  • Working with children check
  • Out-of-home care disqualified carer check and carer register
  • Check against the Disability Worker Exclusion List

More information for state funded providers

Download the Safety Screening Policy for Funded organisations

Email Funded Agency Channel Helpdesk (organisations funded by Department of Health or Department of Families, Fairness and Housing only)