St Finbar's Netball Club
We are a Child Safe Club

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St Finbar's Netball Club Child Safety


Commitment to Child Safety


St Finbar's Netball Club is committed to Child Safety and has adopted Netball Victoria's Commitment to Child Safeguarding Statement.


Every person in the netball community has a responsibility to understand their role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people in our care.


We are committed to promoting and protecting the rights of children and preventing abuse from occurring by fostering a culture where children feel safe and empowered.


We also seek to ensure the cultural safety of First Nations children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability.

Who is responsible for Child Safety at our club?


Everyone associated with the club has a responsibility to create a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for all members, and for young members in particular.


Our Child Safety Officer is Bridget Garrard. Please contact the club at stfinbarsnetball@gmail.com with any Child Safety issues; with serious allegations  directed to Netball Victoria. 


Who can make a complaint?


Complaints can be made by

  • Children participating in a Netball Victoria competition or playing at an NV affiliate
  • Members of NV, including parents, players, coaches, officials and affiliates
  • Persons in positions of responsibility and authority
  • Other organisations
  • Any person in the general community who has concerns about a person or their behaviour or conduct in netball.


What can complaints be about?


Complaints may be about an act, behaviour, conduct, omission, situation or decision that may be in breach of Netball Victoria’s Child Safety Policy. To read the policy, please see the links below.


What you Need to Know


Parents & Carers - Netball Code of Conduct

Parents & Carers - E-Safety Guide


Coaches & Umpires - Netball Code of Conduct


Teens - Netball Code of Conduct

Teens - E-Safety Guide


Committee Members - Netball Code of Conduct

Committee Members & Volunteers - E-Safety Guide


Club Policies


When it comes to Child Safety, we abide by the following policies from Netball Victoria:


The Child Safety in Netball Code of Conduct


Child Safety in Netball Policy


Netball Victoria’s Child Protection Commitment Statement


Child Safe Policy User Guide


Resources and contacts


Sandringham & District Netball Association

www.sandringhamdistrictnetballassociation.com.au/child-safety/

Netball Vic

9321 2222

https://vic.netball.com.au/child-safeguarding-resource-hub/


The Department of Health & Human Services

9096 0000

childsafestandards@dhhs.vic.gov.au


VicSport

Child Safe Standards – What Do they Mean

www.vicsport.com.au/child-safe-standards


**WARNING – content on this site might cause emotional triggering***

Play By The Rules – Child Protection Course

https://www.playbytherules.net.au/online-courses/child-protection-online-course

Netball Vic Complaints Management Guidance

https://vic.netball.com.au/sites/vic/files/2020-04/NV%20CSF%20Case%20Management%20Guidance%202019%20301019%20%283%29.pdf