Child Safety Standard 11

Child Safety Standard 11 – Policies and procedures document how the organization is safe for children and young people.

Clubs should focus on

  1. Policies and procedures address all Child Safe Standards.
  2. Policies and procedures are documented and easy to understand.
  3. Best practice models and stakeholder consultation informs the development of policies and procedures.
  4. Leaders champion and model compliance with policies and procedures.
  5. Staff and volunteers understand and implement policies and procedures.

Documents required for compliance

  •  Wellbeing policy that sets out the organization’s expectations, practices and approach to each of the children’s safe standards.
  • A code of conduct sets out the expectations for the behavior and responsibilities of staff and volunteers.
  • Risk assessment and management plans address the risk of child abuse and harm.
  • A transparent complaint-handling process that addresses how the organization will respond and all internal and external reporting obligations.
  • All policies have a clear child safety focus.
  • Facilities contracts and services from third parties procurement policies ensure the safety of children.

 Actions required for compliance

  • All involved in the club engage in regular consultation regarding child safety.
  • Information from these consultations and other available information about child safety and wellbeing is used to develop, review and update club policies and procedures related to child safety.
  • All club Policies & procedures are in line with and cover all 11 child safety standards and address the risk to the safety of children.
  • All club policies and procedures are easily understood and accessible for all individuals, including children, those with a disability and from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Calisthenics Victoria Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy