Child Safety

Children and young people must be kept safe by the organisations and adults who work with them. 

Council is committed to child safety. We provide a working environment that values safety, diversity and inclusion for all children and adheres to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation. 

If a child is in immediate danger or the incident relates to child sexual or physical abuse, you must call 000

Reporting a Child Safety Concern

If your concern is related to the conduct of a Whitehorse City Council employee, volunteer, contractor, or Councillor or anyone doing work in a Council facility or work on behalf of Council please contact us via:

  • email;
  • or call 03 9262 6333 and ask to speak to:
    • Program Implementation Lead - Alan Foster or
    • Program Advisor Child Safeguarding - Renee Wilson

All reports made to Whitehorse City Council will be treated seriously and and in accordance with the Reportable Conduct Scheme.

If you or the person wanting to make a report, speaks a language other than English, you can contact Council via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.

All concerns will be treated seriously.   

You can also report your concerns about the conduct of any workforce member to the Commission for Children and Young People via:

For any other child safety concerns contact the Child Protection East Division Intake service on 1300 360 391 or after hours on 13 12 78.

Helpful Resources:

The Child Safe Standards

Council has taken steps to safeguard child safety and adhere to the Child Safe Standards. Understand how our policies protect children and young people from harm. 

Information for Children, Young People and Families

Child friendly information and resources for families, children and young people.