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Victorian Child Safe Standards
All Victorian organisations that provide services to children are now required under the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act to ensure that they implement child safe standards. Further information is available here.
Family Matters Campaign
A campaign that seeks to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care has been launched. The Family Matters campaign is an initiative of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC). Further information is available here.
Independent Advisory Council for Commonwealth Redress Scheme Established
The Australian Government will establish a Commonwealth Redress Scheme for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. States, territories and non-government institutions are invited to join with the Commonwealth to deliver the redress scheme.
The Commonwealth scheme is expected to be established by 2018 and will offer options to receive psychological counselling and other support services, as well as a monetary payment to acknowledge abuse experienced. Further information about the Redress Scheme is available here.
An Independent Advisory Council has also been established to provide advice to the Government about the design and implementation of the Redress Scheme. Information about the Council, including its members, is available here.