23 OCTOBER 2018
On Monday 22 October, the Federal Government delivered a National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra.
As the regulator for Victoria's teaching profession, VIT supports the efforts of the State Government and the Department of Education and Training (DET) in acknowledging the historic abuse that has occurred in a number of educational settings.
Based on the Education Legislation Amendment (Victorian Institute of Teaching, TAFE and other Matters) Act 2018 and VIT's priority to provide for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, we recognise our vital role to act a child protection agency.
VIT's responsibility to strengthen our regulatory approach to teacher registration and respond to growing community expectations will increase confidence in our ability to regulate for a highly qualified, proficient and reputable teaching profession.
Read more about VIT's child safety and wellbeing focus here.
If you or anyone you know has been affected by sexual abuse, domestic or family family and would like to access support you can
- call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au
- visit National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
- visit National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced child sexual abuse.