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Birth certificates

These information sheets have been developed by Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria to assist child protection staff and kinship carers when applying for a child's birth certificate.  The information includes:

  • in what circumstances an application can be made
  • how to apply
  • documentation required to support the application
  • contact details for further information.

 

Information sheet for Child Protection staff

Learning and development for child protection staff

This advice provides an overview of learning and development opportunities for child protection staff and links to detailed information on the Department of Health and Human Services intranet sites.

Document ID number 4501, version 5, 2 July 2018.

Reportable Conduct Scheme

This advice provides an overview of the Reportable Conduct Scheme.

Document ID number 3209, version 1, 3 July 2017.

Child Safe Standards

This advice provides an overview of the Child Safe Standards and how they relate to child protection staff.

Document ID number 3208, version 2, 17 April 2018.

Identifying Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children

Follow this procedure when identifying and recording a child’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status.

Document ID number 1405, version 1, 23 June 2017.

Identifying Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children - advice

This advice provides additional information regarding the identification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children.

Document ID number 2309 , version 1, 23 June 2017.

MOU with the Public Advocate

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Public Advocate, relating to child protection clients with cognitive disabilities.

The MOU establishes collaborative approaches to transition planning for those young people with cognitive disabilities who, upon reaching adulthood and leaving out-of-home care, require a guardian to assist with decision-making.

Published 23 June 2017.

Applying for evidence of citizenship on behalf of a child

Follow this procedure when applying for evidence of citizenship on behalf of a child in out-of-home care for whom the Secretary has parental responsibility.

Document ID number 1123, version 1, 6 May 2017.

Working with Children Checks for kinship carers

On 29 November 2016, the Victorian Parliament passed legislation including kinship care as ‘child-related work’ under the Working with Children Act 2005. This change was made following a recommendation by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that states and territories standardise child-related work. This became law on 1 May 2017 and kinship carers, where child protection has approved the placement, are required to apply for a Working with Children Check.

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