Recommended resources for:
- child abuse laws
- how to report suspected child abuse
- child protection procedures and court orders
- going to court for a child protection case.
Information about child abuse laws and what you can do if a child or young person is being abused or neglected.
Child abuse - reporting procedures
Information about the signs of child abuse and how to respond to them, including how to report suspected abuse in Victoria. It also includes information about mandatory reporting responsibilities.
Child protection orders
Information about child protection orders. It explains what the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) and the Children's Court of Victoria can do to protect a child or young person.
Family violence orders to protect children
Information about how to include children on your intervention order application. It explains how the magistrate will consider your children's interests.
Want to speak with someone about child protection? Department of Health & Human Services (Victoria) Child Protection Crisis Line: 131 278