The Commission for Children and Young People
The Commission for Children and Young People has been established to promote continuous improvement and innovation in:
- policies and practices relating to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people generally, and in particular those who are vulnerable
- the provision of out of home care services for children.
The Commission acts with independence and impartiality, demonstrating integrity and respect.
News and events
Taskforce 1000 investigation reveals shocking failures across systems to care for Koori kids – media release
Victoria's child protection system has failed Aboriginal children in the state on an individual and systemic basis, a landmark state-wide investigation of nearly 1,000 cases by the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People Andrew Jackomos has found.
Submissions sought from the community on changes to child protection laws – media release
The Commission’s Permanency Amendments Inquiry seeks the views of the Victorian community about changes aimed at reducing delays to decisions about long term care of vulnerable children removed from their families.
First annual report for Principal Commissioner Liana Buchanan
The Commission for Children and Young People Annual Report for 2015–16 is now available.
Commission inquiry into compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle in Victoria
Today the Commission's report 'In the child's best interests – inquiry into compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle in Victoria' was tabled in parliament.
- Read the report: In the child's best interests - inquiry into compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle in Victoria (3.6mb, pdf)
- Read the Victorian Child Protection system failing on 'Stolen Generations' principle media release
Meeting the Child Safe Standards - an online campaign
New laws are currently being introduced that will mean Victorian organisations that have direct and regular contact with children need to meet Child Safe Standards by 1 January 2017.
Child Safe Standards information sessions: businesses and organisations that work with children
Extra Melbourne sessions added for October and November
Information sessions will be held in September and October.