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Sporting & Recreation

Sporting & Recreation

Sport is a vital part of the development of children in Australia that provides significant benefits to the lives of kids. Sporting clubs want to see children and young people engaged, excited, and enjoying their sport; passionate about their game, their club and their team. Children and young people want to feel accepted, connected, and safe in these environments.

Sporting bodies at national, state and local levels have adopted and are implementing the 10 National Child Safety Standards. These standards are combined with state standards, regulations, and laws.

ChildSafe Australia is the expert in child safety your club can rely on to help your volunteers meet your club’s child safety requirements. ChildSafe empowers clubs with training, resources, and tools to develop a culture of safe people, safe programs and safe places.

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ChildSafe Training for Sporting Associations and Clubs

Local sporting clubs are run by volunteers, not full-time experts. ChildSafe provides a range of tools to help club boards and volunteers make your club safer and reduce risk. Based on the 10 National Principles for child safe organisation, ChildSafe’s comprehensive training educates staff and volunteers, throughout all levels of the sport. ChildSafe’s training also includes reference to your sport’s child safety policy, reporting process, and code of conduct documents.

Training includes:

  • Why child safety training?
  • Code of conduct
  • Safety management to prevent harm
  • Recognising abuse
  • Responding to harm and abuse
  • Scenario-based discussion relevant to each team’s environment

Training to support you and your organisation in child safety.

Developing policies and procedures

Resources to turn policies into procedures, processes and actions.

Child Safety Standards

What are the Child Safety Standards for your organisation, club or association?

Risk management tools

SMO Framework to empower your organisation’s child safety practices.

Creating a culture of child safety

Fitting all the elements together

ChildSafe Australia has developed a child safety framework to empower organisations to develop a culture of safe people, safe places and safe programs. The ChildSafe framework brings together the essential elements that every organisation requires to develop a culture of child safety.

ChildSafe’s program has been developed with over 15 years of child safety experience working with organisations. The ChildSafe framework encompasses the 10 National Principles for Child Safety and guidelines for creating Child Safe Organisations.


Safety Management Online

Are you looking for a structured, systematic approach to help your organisation apply child safety standards?

Engage employees in training and compliance on their devices. SMO helps your organisation to:

  • Train staff at all levels
  • Create, share and implement child safety policies / procedures
  • Record Working with Children Checks
  • Implement robust onboarding and child safety checks
  • Capture, record, and report incidents
  • Save time and money in development of policies, processes, and systems

ChildSafe Training and Australia’s child safety standards.

ChildSafe’s training has been developed to help organisations meet the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and state-based Child Safety Standards.

The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (the National Principles) provide a national approach to cultivating organisational cultures and practices that foster child safety and wellbeing across all sectors in Australia. They give effect to the Royal Commission’s recommended child safe standards while including broader child safety and wellbeing.

Some states have developed State based Child Safety Standards.  ChildSafe’s training is delivered to reflect each states Child safety framework and reporting requirements.

At the core of these standards is education and training for staff and volunteers.

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