Department of Health and Human Services

Children at risk

Protecting vulnerable babies, children and young people is everyone's business

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.

This website contains resources and information to assist health professionals in understanding their role and responsibility towards vulnerable children.