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.
Part 1.1: Working with Young People and your Duty of Care
Part 1.2: Protecting a Young Person’s Privacy and Confidentiality
Part 1.3: Reporting Child Abuse and Mandatory Reporting Obligations
Please note: new laws came into effect in Victoria on 27 October 2014 introducing the criminal offence of failing to disclose a reasonable belief that an adult has committed a criminal offence against a child under the age of 16 to police. All adults, including youth workers and other professionals who work with young people, may face criminal prosecution if they fail to make a report to police in certain circumstances. For more information about the new offence and applicable exemptions, please refer to the following Department of Justice fact sheet.
Series 2: Young People’s Rights and the Powers of Police and Other Authorities
A three-part video series on young people’s rights when dealing with police and other authorities and how to support a young person if they are arrested or charged with an offence in Victoria.
Part 1.1: Powers of Police and Protective Services Officers (PSOs)
Please note: The laws in Victoria relating to move-on powers have changed since the production of the following video. Click here for up-to-date information about police and PSO powers to move on.
Part 1.2: Powers of Authorised Officers (Ticket Insepctors) and other Authority Figures (Security Guards, Bouncers & Loss Prevention Officers)
Part 1.3: Arrest, Bail and Going to Corut – How to support a young person
Series 3: Helping Young People with Fines
A three-part video series that explains a young person’s options if they receive an infringement notice or a court fine and the different stages of enforcement for unpaid fines in Victoria.
Part 1.1: Fines at the Initial Stage and Internal Review
Part 1.2: Fines at the Enforcement Stage – Infringements Court and the Sheriff
Part 1.3: Fines for Under 18s (CAYPINS) and Court Fines