Reportable Conduct

Reportable Conduct

Reportable Conduct Scheme (Vic)

Reportable Conduct, a new legal requirement applies to VICTORIA ONLY

Victoria now has a Reportable Conduct Scheme to oversee allegations of child abuse and misconduct.

From 1 January 2018 churches will be required to respond to allegations of child abuse or other child-related misconduct made against any of their workers, volunteers and appointed leaders. The Head of Entity, in our case the General Secretary must notify the Commission for Children & Young People of any allegations within 3 days of becoming aware of them.

This means we are required to:

  • have systems in place to prevent child abuse
  • if child abuse is alleged, ensure allegations can be brought to the attention of appropriate persons for investigation and response
  • make sure a proper investigation and response is made (if it involves criminal conduct, police will advise when to proceed)  

Allegations can be made about the conduct of people even if:

  • they do not have direct contact with children
  • the conduct occurred outside of their roles at the church

There are 5 types of ‘reportable conduct’:

  • sexual offences committed against, with or in the presence of a child
  • sexual misconduct committed against, with or in the presence of a child
  • physical violence against, with or in the presence of a child
  • any behaviour that causes significant emotional or psychological harm to a child
  • significant neglect of a child

Remember - Reportable Conduct, a new legal requirement applies to VICTORIA ONLY

Report misconduct here

Methods of contact

by email marked – Reportable Conduct – sent to: reportableconduct@victas.uca.org.au.

in writing addressed to the General Secretary in a sealed envelope marked Private and confidential at:

Uniting Church in Australia
130 Little Collins Street
Melbourne   VIC   3000 

by telephone or fax advising that the person wishes to report an allegation of reportable conduct to the General Secretary:

Telephone:  (03) 1300 789 374 
Facsimile:   (03) 9650 7019 

If the person has information of a reportable allegation involving the General Secretary of the Uniting Church, the person may directly notify the Moderator:

Telephone: (03) 9251 5216
Email: moderator@victas.uca.org.au

A report may also be made directly to the Commission for Children and Young People at:

Commission for Children and Young People
Level 18
570 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Telephone: (03) 8601 5281
Email: childsafestandards@ccyp.vic.gov.au