Child Safe - is your club a trusted environment for children.

26 March 2019 - Posted by Jo Fairy

 

ChildSafe is a proud sponsor of the RDCA because we believe that sporting clubs should be safe places where children can grow into being the people they are meant to be through good leadership, coaching, and mentorship.

ChildSafe is a not for profit harm prevention charity of over 10 years and we work with organiations including sporting clubs to enable trusted environments for children. We have created safer environments for over 200,000 children through organistions choosing to partner with us.

 

In all organisations including sporting clubs who work with children, there is a requirement by law that every club will have in place the 7 child safety standards. These standards help to outline how you can be a child safe organisation. This is not something that you can choose to do or not, it is actually Law and has been for over 2 years.

 

ChildSafe have tools and services that clubs subscribe to in order to make sure that you are following these state standards which protect children and your organisation. Not only this, but we will help you to know where you stand right now, how you can get there and how to build the kind of culture that children are wanting and parents are wanting.

 

The attached flyer on our ChildSafe Sport Subscription outlines how we can help you. This is a keyword: HELP!. The reason why we developed ChildSafe Sport is that we recognise that every sporting club is filled with volunteers and it is tough at times even just to get players. So if we can help you in this area and make sure this is one thing you don't have to source the information, tools, and services for then this will help you concentrate on filling teams and building clubs. This is not to say there will not be some work to do, but that we will help you do it.

 

So where to from here...

 

Speaking to Cricket Victoria they have said to us that child safety is our highest priority and they have shared that they will be helping clubs understand this priority. They are grateful that we are supporters of the RDCA.

 

If you know that you are ready to go and would like to partner with us to enable trusted environments for your children then sign up to our ChildSafe Sport subscription for once off $300 and $50 p/m ongoing during the whole year. You just need to click the link below and you can fill out the online forms, click "ChildSafe Sport" and click "invoice" and we will receive your details, you will be signed up and we will be in touch.

 

http://Link: https://www.smo.org.au/signuptochildsafe

 

The other opportunity which could be a great starting point is to fill in our online survey called: How child safe are you? and this will tell you where your club is currently at with the standards, you leave your details and we can get in touch.

 

We know that cricket clubs are winding up but we ask that you make sure that at your last committee meeting you make this a priority to discuss, and in the off season you can get everything started in this area so that your parents and children know how you are committed to caring for the children in your organisation.

 

We beleive that partnering with us will help you to make your club stronger through enabling trusted environments for children.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

kind regards,

 

Neil Milton

General Manager

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