Child Protection Manual
The Child Protection Manual is the primary point of reference for child protection practitioners and managers employed by the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing regarding statutory child protection policy, procedures and supporting advice. It also contains protocols, practice resources and tools, and links to materials external to the manual that are relevant to child protection practice.
Content is subject to change at any time, so any material printed for immediate use should not be relied on for future reference without checking the on-line version to establish that it is still current.
Where the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is referred to on this site, please note:
On 30 November 2020, the Premier of Victoria announced a major Machinery of Government (MoG) change. From 1 February 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services became two departments: the Department of Health (DH); and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). DFFH includes Child Protection. Content in the manual is gradually being updated to reflect this change.