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CHCPRT001Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk;Assessment 1: Written Questions1.a) List the Child Protection Legislation that applies within your state or territory.In Victoria the Child Protection Legislation is; ‘Children, Youth andFamilies Act 2005’.The Child Protection Legislation requires you to meet the needs ofchildren and make sure they are safe in the family is a sharedresponsibility between individuals, the family, the community andthe government. When adults caring for children do not followthrough with their responsibilities, and are abusive or exploit theirpositions of power, then child protection is empowered toinvestigate the concerns and intervene to protect the child legallywhen required. The Victorian Child Protection Service isspecifically targeted to those children and young people at risk ofharm 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 ofsignificant harm.Refer children and families to services that assist in providingthe ongoing safety and wellbeing of children.Make applications to the Children’s Court if the child’s safetycannot 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 ProtectionLegislation can impact on your work by ensuring I follow Duty ofCare and having a responsibility to ensure that each child oryoung person has; Dignity and rights, will be respected, theirphysical care needs are met, emotional and mental care needs aremet, culture and ethnic grouping needs are met, schoolingmaterials 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 JusticeReform) Act 2017Commission 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 througheffective leadership arrangements– Organisations needs to establish new ways or build on existingsystems to embed or improve on a culture of child safetythroughout all levels of their organisations. A child safe policy or statement of commitment to childsafety– Organisations need to have a publicly accessible child safepolicy or public statement of commitment to child safety, withan overarching set of principles guiding the development ofpolicies and procedures to protect children from abuse.