We seek to promote and protect the rights of all children in out care and prevent abuse from occurring by fostering a child safe culture. The welfare of the children in our care will always be our first priority and the club has a zero tolerance to child abuse. Our Club will present environments and experiences that always consider and put measures in place to ensure the safety of children.
In 2017, the Child Safe Standards were brought into effect for organisations such as the WRFL and its clubs. The Child Safety Resource Hub is a central location for training, templates and other resources to support Child Safety Officers at our club, as well as for the benefit of any other club officials, parents or players who may want to better understand the Standards.
The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse. The Victorian Child Safety Standards now apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children within Victoria.
There are seven (7) different requirements that make up the standards, which sporting organisations are required to comply with. Each Standard should be understood and applied in the context of the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background and the safety of children with a disability. Spotswood Football Netball Club is committed to implementing these 7 standards.