Feedback to the School Community Safety Order Ministerial Guidelines Issues Paper

School staff and students have a right to feel safe at their places of work and study.

VCOSS supports parts of the proposed new measures that promote a safe work and learning environment.

However, it’s crucial that the reform includes safeguards that protect people who already experience stigma or marginalisation from being discriminated against or disproportionately affected by the scheme.

VCOSS members provided a range of feedback in response to the Issues Paper, which is incorporated into VCOSS’s submission.

Download the submission in PDF or Word to read it in full.

VCOSS is the peak body for Victoria’s social and community sector, and the state’s premier social advocacy body.

We work towards a Victoria free from poverty and disadvantage, where every person and community experiences genuine wellbeing. Read more.

We welcome the opportunity to provide this input.


VCOSS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country. We pay respect to Elders both past and present, and to emerging leaders. Our offices are located on the sovereign, unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.