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Becoming Independent

DISCLAIMER: This fact sheet is intended to be used a general guide only. You should not act on the basis of this fact sheet alone without first getting legal advice about your own particular situation. This was updated in June 2023.

Legal advice for workers

Youthlaw provides a range of  legal information and resources and workers and adults supporting young people.

These include:

Secondary consultation – Call on (03) 9113 9500 to speak to our rostered lawyer (with or without the young person with you) – Tell our reception volunteer that if you have the young person with you and we will prioritise your call.

Failure to disclose and protect from sexual abuse

In April 2012, The Victorian Government initiated a landmark inquiry into handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The inquiry’s final report Betrayal of Trust was tabled in Parliament on 13 November 2013 and contained recommendations which included the introduction of criminal offences for failing to disclose and to protect in regard to child sex abuse.

Videos for workers

With funding from the Victoria Law Foundation, we have developed a series of online training videos for youth workers and other professionals who work with young people.

Series 1: Working with Young People and your Duty of Care

A three-part video series exploring legal and related ethical issues that commonly arise when working with young people in Victoria.