Child safety

RMIT Vietnam's commitment to child safety

Children and young people under 18 years of age are an important part of our RMIT community – as enrolled students, as visitors on campus and as participants in outreach and research. 

The protection of children is a shared responsibility between all RMIT employees, students, and other members of the RMIT community. RMIT recognises this responsibility and is committed to protecting all children and young people from harm or maltreatment and supporting them to access all opportunities available to them to develop, progress and live life free of trauma and abuse. 

RMIT does not tolerate any form of child abuse, maltreatment, or neglect. We recognise that every child has the right to feel safe, live in a safe environment and be protected from neglect or abuse. 

RMIT is committed to: 

  • Treating all allegations and safety concerns seriously and managing any reports consistently with our policies and procedures 
  • Upholding legal and moral obligations to work with relevant authorities when we have reasonable concern about a child’s safety, or reasonably believe that a child has been abused or harmed  
  • Ensuring that child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture 
  • Taking steps to ensure children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously 
  • Ensuring families and communities are appropriately informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing 
  • Ensuring that equity is upheld, and diverse needs respected in policy and practice 
  • Ensuring people working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice 
  • Ensuring that there are processes for complaints and concerns which are child focused 
  • Ensuring staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training 
  • Ensuring that physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed 
  • Regularly reviewing and improving implementation of best practice in Child Safety  
  • Ensuring policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

Reporting a child safe concern

Everybody in the RMIT Vietnam community shares responsibility for creating and protecting a safe environment for children and young people. 

All staff, students and members of RMIT Vietnam community should report any child safe concern, including: 

  • A disclosure from a child regarding abuse or harm, or a reasonable belief that abuse or harm has occurred or may occur 
  • An observation, suspicion or allegation of a child safety concern 
  • A breach of relevant University policies or Child Safe Code of Conduct, including the Child Safe Policy  
  • Any risks to the safety of a child or young person, including physical or online environment safety concerns, risks to health or wellbeing of a young person or concerns about the behaviour of an adult. 

Concerns should be reported using this procedure:


  • Violent or physical threats, or possession of a weapon 
  • Sudden death 
  • Sexual assault
  • Intending to commit suicide


Call RMIT 24/7 Security Hotline: 1800 2233


If the concern arises during Safer Community working hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm), contact RMIT Safer Community Hotline (028) 362 24449

If the concern arises after Safer Community working hours, contact International SOS: (028) 3829 8520


  • Emotional distress: crying, panicking 
  • Mental Health concern: worried, sad, withdrawn, angry 
  • Self-harm not requiring medical attention 
  • Cyberbullying 
  • Disclosure of past abuse 
  • Discrimination 
  • Sexual harassment 
  • Maltreatment by any RMIT community member 
  • Family and Relationship problems 

Share your concerns via the link below. The on-duty Wellbeing staff (Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm) will respond to submissions within 24 working hours.

Requesting advice on working with under-18-years-olds

The Child Safe Advisor is available to help all staff at RMIT Vietnam work safely with children and young people under the age of 18.

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Connect with Safer Community

For general information about RMIT Vietnam Safer Community, contact us via the channels below:

  • Email:  
  • Room: 1.1.45 Beanland Building 
  • Phone: 028 3622 4432 (9 am - 4 pm)