Child safety and wellbeing

Learn about our child safety policies and how to report child abuse.

Children and young people standing around the letters 'Child Safety'

If you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger, call 000 without delay. 

Our safeguarding approach

Yarra City Council is a child safe organisation and has a zero tolerance for child abuse. 

We believe that every child and young person has the right to be safe and feel safe. 

To achieve our vision for a child safe Yarra, we know that we must all work together to ensure our children and young people are safe, happy and thrive. 

We are proud of the many initiatives we have already implemented and will continue to review and improve how we embed child safety into our systems, practices and decision-making.

Learn more about some of the ways we do this:

Reporting child abuse

Find the information you need to make a disclosure or report your child safety concerns.

Helplines and support services

Quick links to a range of helplines, counselling and support services. 

Resources for children, young people and families

Find information, tools and resources on a range of topics, including specialist resources for diverse groups.

Standards and related laws

Learn more about the various child wellbeing and safety laws we work within to help keep children safe.