Children and Young People

West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of Children and Young People.

We are required to follow laws to keep children and young people safe. These laws include:

Children Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005

Children Youth and Families Act 2005

Family Violence Protection Act 2008

Child Safe Newsletter

To ensure that parents, carers and community members are aware of what we are doing as an organisation to keep children and young people safe we have a quarterly newsletter which you can subscribe to  below.

Current Newsletter July 2022

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Child Safe Organisation

As an organisation providing services to children and young people WGHG are required to meet the Victorian Child Safe Standards. WGHG are working closely with Child Wise to obtain accreditation and be recognised as a child safe organisation.

In working towards the standards we are keen to hear from children and young people and ensure they have a say in organisational issues.   

Further information about the Victorian Child Safe standards can be found on the Commission for children and young people website.

Youth Community Voices Group

Any children or young people wishing to be involved in our youth community voices group can express their interest by one of the following methods.


Children and young people are also invited to provide feedback via our Children & Young Persons Feedback form.

You don’t have to write it down. You can… 


Statement of commitment to children and young people 

“West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) is committed to providing all children and young people with a positive experience of healthcare, where they are safe and feel safe, where they are consulted and empowered, where their voices are heard, and where the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is everyone’s responsibility”.

 See our full statement of commitment to children and young people.