Child Protection Policy


Child Protection Policy – Children and Parent Expectations

protectionAny issues, concerns or complaints can be referred to your instructor or the club management:

President: Rebecca Chalk (Ph: 0408 024 774, email:
Secretary: Kate Eggar (Ph: 0408 982 248, email:
Treasurer: Karen Sharouni (Ph: 0437 237 935, email:
Head Instructors: 
Wayne Reeves (Ph: 0417 792 028, email:
Kate Eggar (Ph: 0408 982 248, email:

Rights of Children and Young People

Australia has agreed to uphold the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention establishes ‘minimum’ rights to which children and young people are entitled. Our organisation aims to uphold these rights.
Under the Convention, children and young people have the right to:
– feel safe
– be listened to
– be involved in decisions that affect them
– have their cultural values respected
– not be unjustly discriminated against on the basis of their status, activities, expressed opinions or beliefs of their parents or carers, and
– have their best interests considered.

Expectations of Children and Young People

Children and young people involved in activities within the club should comply with the Athlete Code of Behaviour at all times. Children and young people attending club activities should at all times:
– show respect for other children, young people and adults
– keep themselves safe, and
– report inappropriate behaviour, unsafe situations or harm.
Our club instructors, officials, volunteers and staff will provide appropriate support to assist children to meet these expectations.

Rights and Responsibilities of Parents and Caregivers

Parents and carers trust our organisation to provide appropriate services and activities for their children. In an environment friendly to children and young people, parents and carers should:
– be welcome visitors at our club
– take part, where appropriate, in the planning, management, development and delivery of activities
– have their cultural, religious, disability and language requirements respected and catered for
– be told about our programmes, services and activities
– have opportunities to give regular feedback to our organisation
– receive feedback from staff and/or officials about their child’s involvement in activities
– have access to our club’s policies
– know how and who to voice their concerns to, expect to be listened to and have their views considered, and
– have any personal information treated confidentially and their privacy respected.

If, at any time, you feel any one of these areas is not being appropriately met, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can address the matter as soon as possible.


Expectations of Parents and Carers

If a parent considers excessive demands are being placed on them, they should feel comfortable in approaching any member of the organisation’s management committee to discuss the situation and possible solutions.
Generally, parents and carers should expect to:
– work with our organisation to support our CHILD PROTECTION POLICY and CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
– provide their children with required support, for example, clothes, food, equipment and travel, as needed, to participate in reasonable, related activities;
– inform the organisation immediately of any situations pertaining to:
~ bullying, intimidation or harassment experienced by their child, and;
~ any suspicion that children or young people in our club are being harmed;
~ giving positive and/or negative feedback to our organisation on policies and procedures, and;
~ be involved in our organisation, but not be judged for little, or no involvement.

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