Participating in physical activity and limiting sedentary behaviour is central to a child’s health, development and psychosocial wellbeing. Regular activity supports brain development, bone strength, muscle control, balance and coordination, and helps to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Being active can positively affect sleep patterns, mental health, concentration, self-esteem, and confidence.
Aquatic and leisure centres are important community spaces that contribute to the health and wellbeing of users. Used by a wide variety of people, aquatic leisure centres are particularly important for children learning to swim and participate in sports.
Leisure and aquatic centres face unique risks in delivering services such as swimming lessons and coaching in which adults and children naturally interact, as well as a range of other circumstances that simply do not exist in other facilities and services.
ChildSafe has consulted extensively with leisure centre staff to develop programs specific to the aquatic, sporting, and leisure facilities.
ChildSafe Australia is the expert in child safety that your organisation can rely on to help your staff meet your child safety requirements. ChildSafe’s framework strengthens your organisation’s screening, training, incident reporting, and risk management.
ChildSafe empowers organisations with training resources and tools to develop a culture of safe people, safe programs and safe places.