CHILD SAFETY IN NETBALL
Springvale & District Netball Association stands by and adheres to
Netball Victoria's Commitment to Child Safety
Every person in the netball community has a responsibility to understand their role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people in our care.
Netball Victoria is committed to promoting and protecting the rights of children and preventing abuse from occurring by fostering a culture where children feel safe and empowered.
We also seek to ensure the cultural safety of First Nations children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability.
On the 1st of July 2022, the Victorian Government’s new 11 Child Safe Standards became effective. It is the responsibility of everyone in the Netball community to ensure they are implemented and embedded in the culture of our organisation.
As an organisation, we are working towards establishing a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued. We are familiar with the CCYP.
Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance, and culture.
NETBALL VICTORIA YOUNG PEOPLE
The user guide sets out the key responsibilities we have under the Child Safety in Netball Policy and its associated documents and where to find further detail as needed.
families & carers resource hub
We endeavour to keep our families and communities well informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.
DIVERSITY IS RESPECTED IN POLICY & PRACTICE
Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice. We are familiarising ourselves with the CCYP Safety of Children with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, CCYP Translated Resources and CCYP Safety of Children with a Disability Fact Sheet.
Children and young people are empowered about their rights, they are encouraged to participate in decisions affecting them and they are taken seriously.
Processes for complaints and concerns are managed in accordance to Netball Victoria guidance.
We endeavour to promote safety and wellbeing in both our physical and online environments, minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
E-Safety Guide for Parents/Carers