ALBERT SAILING CLUB CHILD SAFETY STANDARDS STATEMENT Update 30 June 2022
Victoria has introduced a new set of compulsory Child Safe Standards, to be implemented by all clubs and organisations which deal with children, from 1 July 2022. Albert Sailing Club is progressively introducing and revising policies and procedures to comply with these standards. Our committee is working to ensure compliance with the standards and will continue to communicate with members and visitors on this important subject.
Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
Albert Sailing Club firmly believes that all children at the Club have a right to feel and be safe and this is our first priority. We want children to have fun and feel safe in a child-friendly environment. ASC is a Child Safe Organisation and this statement is one of the ways we will demonstrate our commitment to child safety.
All of our sailing instructors and committee members will hold current Working with Children checks. Further training and information sessions on these new Child Safety Standards will be provided to our sailing instructors and committee members.
We have a zero tolerance to child abuse or discrimination. We will have processes in place to ensure our commitment is strengthened and to ensure the safety of children.
We value diversity and promote the safety of all children; Aboriginal children, children from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those with a disability.
We have a duty of care to all children and we encourage all members to inform themselves of the new standards and new policies and procedures to be introduced at the Club.
We encourage all members including children to speak up and report anything that they feel is in breach of our standards. All reports will be treated with respect and with full confidentiality.
The Club has appointed Don McKenzie and Bettina Azzopardi as the Child Safety Contact Persons. Members can contact Don or Bettina to discuss any matters regarding Child Safety, the Child Safety Standards and the procedures of the Club. They may also be contacted by email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Safety Code of Conduct for ASC members and visitors
ASC Child Safety Code of Conduct 27 July 2022