Child Safety

Southern Peninsula Basketball Association is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We support the rights of the child and will act without hesitation to ensure a child safe environment is maintained at all times.

As part of our commitment to Child Safety, we have the following policies in place which guide our actions and culture as an organisation:

The new Victorian Child Safety Standards (Victorian Government legislation as of January 1, 2017) now applies to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations). There are several different requirements which make up the standards, and which sports will be required to comply.

The standards relate to child protection within our Club, and include requirements to have practices, procedures and policies in place. We are committed to our compliance with the standards, as well as the culture and environment within our organisation is supportive and protective of children.

The Standards apply to organisations as a whole, not only the areas that work with children. This includes:

  • Board of Management
  • All paid staff
  • All volunteers (coaches, officials, administrators, scorers etc)
  • All students on placement
  • Any contractors that are engaged.

Southern Peninsula works with all of its affiliated clubs to review their culture, processes and practices against the Child Safety Standards and make any changes that are required moving forward.

The Standards also contain new requirements regarding the Working with Children Check from 1 January 2017. For further information regarding the new Working with Children Check requirements go to: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

For further information or help, contact

Southern Peninsula Basketball Association
childsafe@sthpen.com.au

Basketball Victoria
Gerry Glennen
Governance and Operations Manager/Solicitor
(03) 9837 8000

The Department of Health & Human Services
(03) 9096 0000
childsafestandards@dhhs.vic.gov.au
www.dhs.vic.gov.au

 The Commission for Children and Young People
(03) 8601 5281
childsafestandards@ccyp.vic.gov.au
www.ccyp.vic.gov.au

Vicsport
(03) 9698 8109
tomd@vicsport.com.au