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Safeguarding Children & Young People

Better Protecting Children and Young People

Victorian Child Safe Standards have been in place since 2017 across our State to protect children and young people from abuse.

Recently National Child Safe Standards have been introduced across Australia to better protect children and young people aged 0 to 18.

In response to the National Standards the Victorian State Government has replaced the current seven Child Safe Standards with ELEVEN Child Safe Standards for organisations engaged in work, activity and/or program provision involving children and young people.

The new Child Safe Standards came into effect on 1 July 2022.

The MFNC Committee has a focus on protecting children and young people. Our policies and procedures have been under review in preparation for implementation of these eleven standards.

The Victorian Child Safe Standards to better protect children and young people are:

1. Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

2. Child safety and wellbeing

is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.

3. Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

4. Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

5. Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.

6. People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

7. Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.

8. Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.

9. Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.

10. Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.

11. Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

The Mooroopna Football Netball Club is incorporating resources available from the AFL and Netball Victoria to support our club better protect children and young people.

Further information to follow though the junior and senior areas of our club.

Stay tuned...

2022 - Be Onboard!

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