CHILD SAFE POLICY /

Little Athletics Victoria is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in Little Athletics. The rights of children are fundamental.

Little Athletics Victoria supports the active participation of children in Little Athletics.

This Policy provides the Little Athletics Body and Members guidance to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all children in Little Athletics and to assist with obligations under child protection laws.

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Child Safe Code of Conduct Dec 2017
Little Athletics Australia National Child Protection Policy Jun 2018

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK /

The Working with Children Check (WWCC) applies to adults who work with children or are engaged in volunteer roles involving children (under 18 years of age). The WWC Check applicable in Victoria is the mandatory minimum standard for a range of child-related industries.

The WWC Check helps to protect children from sexual or physical harm by checking a person’s criminal history for serious sexual, serious violence or serious drug offences and findings from certain professional disciplinary bodies’ such as the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Victorian Government through the Department of Justice has introduced the “Working with Children Act 2005,” which has distinct implications on the conduct of Little Athletics.

Below are some more in-depth documents & resources in regards to the WWCC and its requirements.

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Working With Children Check Policy for Centres
Working With Children Check Handout Jul 2017
Working With Children Check Handbook Information
Working With Children Check Change of Details Flyer
Renew Check
Update Check Details

CENTRE RESOURCES /

A guide for creating a child-safe organisation.

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Checklist: Child Safety Review and Action Plan
Cultural safety for Aboriginal children
Safety of children with a disability
Empowerment and participation of children
Safety of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
What to look for in a child-safe organisation
Role Description – Centre Child Safety Officer
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