Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the Implementation Officer and relevant enquiries contact and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Child Safety and Child Abuse Response and Reporting procedure

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 23rd March 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 23rd March 2027 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 1st March 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date To Be Advised This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Implementation Officer Mel Martinelli
Executive Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
+61 3 52278487
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Responsible Executive Kerrie Parker
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Services
This is the senior officer with responsibility for the document.
Enquiries Contact Peter Oslewski
Senior Manager, Equity, Governance and Strategy
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

On 23 March 2023, amendments were made to the Child Safety procedure in response to changes to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Regime under the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 including reference to Deakin’s Child Safety Officer as the point of contact for concerns about the safety of a child or young person (clauses 10-13) and related processes for reporting (clauses 14-19), and removal of reference to Child Safety Advisers. 

Clauses Amended:Procedure: Clauses 10-19