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CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk; Assessment 1: Written Questions 1. a) List the Child Protection Legislation that applies within your state or territory. In Victoria the Child Protection Legislation is; ‘Children, Youth and Families Act 2005’. The Child Protection Legislation requires you to meet the needs of children and make sure they are safe in the family is a shared responsibility between individuals, the family, the community and the government. When adults caring for children do not follow through with their responsibilities, and are abusive or exploit their positions of power, then child protection is empowered to investigate the concerns and intervene to protect the child legally when required. The Victorian Child Protection Service is specifically targeted to those children and young people at risk of harm or where families are unable or unwilling to protect them. The main functions of Child Protection are to: Investigate matters where it is alleged that a child is at risk of significant harm. Refer children and families to services that assist in providing the ongoing safety and wellbeing of children. Make applications to the Children’s Court if the child’s safety cannot be ensured within the family. Administer protection orders granted by the Children’s Court. b) How does this legislation impact your work with children or young people? By working with children and/or young people, the Child Protection Legislation can impact on your work by ensuring I follow Duty of Care and having a responsibility to ensure that each child or young person has; Dignity and rights, will be respected, their physical care needs are met, emotional and mental care needs are met, culture and ethnic grouping needs are met, schooling materials and their physical and mental situation. Other relevant acts are; Adoption Act 1984 (Vic). Child Employment Act 2003 (Vic) Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 (Vic)
Children and Justice Legislation Amendment (Youth Justice Reform) Act 2017 Commission for Children and Young People Act 2012 (Vic) Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 (Vic) Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic) c) Provide a description of the Child Safe Standards that are in place in Victoria. The 7 Child Safe Standards are; Strategies to embed a culture of child safety through effective leadership arrangements Organisations needs to establish new ways or build on existing systems to embed or improve on a culture of child safety throughout all levels of their organisations. A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety Organisations need to have a publicly accessible child safe policy or public statement of commitment to child safety, with an overarching set of principles guiding the development of policies and procedures to protect children from abuse.

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