Council will report to the appropriate authorities any incident, disclosure or reasonable belief of child abuse that has occurred or is at risk of occurring to any child or young person under the age of 18 years in the home, community or a Council service.
You should report any incident, disclosure or belief that child abuse has - or is at risk of occurring - to any child or young person under the age of 18 years. Failure to disclose physical or sexual abuse may result in a criminal offence.
For further information:
- Child abuse Factsheet - English
- Child Safety Factsheet - Chinese
- Child Safety Factsheet - Greek
- Child Safety Factsheet - Hebrew
- Child Safety Factsheet - Hindu
- Child Safety Factsheet - Italian
- Child Safety Factsheet - Russian
Call 000 if you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger. For non-urgent matters, contact your local Victorian police station.
The same applies if you have concerns in relation to the behaviour of any individual associated with Council. This can include council employees, volunteers, contractors or Councillors.
Council is committed to being a child-safe organisation. All concerns raised with Council will be taken seriously and - where required - are reported to the appropriate authority and investigated by Council.
To notify Council of any concerns please contact us.