Keeping Children and Young People Safe

Frankston City Council has zero-tolerance of child abuse or endangerment.

All children and young people who attend Council services, events, programs and community spaces have the right to feel and be safe. With your help, we are committed to making Council a Child Safe Organisation.


Updating our Child Safe Policy

To support this, Frankston City Council has had a Child Safety Policy in place since 2017. On 1 July 2022 the Victorian Government introduced Eleven (11) new Child Safe Standards and to reflect these changes we are developing a new Child Safe Policy to be in place by the end of 2022.

How you can help us?

We want to hear any thoughts you have on the Interim Child Safe Policy but we would specifically like our community to consider:

  • Whether our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety is clear?
  • If the Policy is clear about who at Council is responsible for what, when it comes to keeping children and young people safe?
  • Is there’s anything we haven’t included that will help keep children and young people safe?

Complete the quick form below to tell us if we got this right!

Please note: there are some elements of the Policy that we cannot change such as references to our legal obligations but if you think there is a better way for us to present this information, feel free to let us know. We also acknowledge that we may receive different and conflicting feedback and we are committed to considering all feedback and, wherever possible, reflecting the diverse perspectives of our community.

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Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Consultation on the draft Policy

    17 October - 11 November 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Review feedback and update Policy

    Mid-November 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Council Meeting - endorse Policy

    12 December 2022