Children at risk
All Victorian children require a nurturing and supportive family and community to enable them to achieve their full potential. For vulnerable children who are exposed to child abuse and neglect we need to ensure that they are protected and supported so that they can have the best chance in life.
As health professionals, we have a special responsibility to watch out for vulnerable children.
- Be open to the possibility that any child could be vulnerable to abuse or neglect
- Be mindful of situations and behaviours that suggest a child’s vulnerability
- Be calm in situations of suspected abuse or neglect
- Seek advice of a senior staff member
- Act promptly.
This website contains resources and information to assist health professionals in understanding their role and responsibility towards vulnerable children.