Child Protection Policy


Waverley Basketball Association has undertaken a thorough review of our Child Protection Policy and procedures in line with government regulations which have come into affect as of January 1st, 2017.

Our updated Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Procedures documents can be found below:

Child Safe Standards Overview

WBA Child Protection Policy

WBA Child Protection Procedures


 

Basketball Victoria 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.

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

  • Board of management/committee members
  • All paid staff (CEO, Executive, employees)
  • All volunteers (coaches, officials, administrators, scorers etc)
  • All students on placement
  • Any contractors that are engaged.

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/

Remember: Child safety is not an add-on or one-off exercise. Having policies and procedures in place is not enough. It’s about creating a culture and environment within sport that is supportive and protective of children.

 

For further information or help, contact

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


 

 
Latest News
 


Junior Falcons approach season's end
18/08/2017
As hard as it seems to believe, this week actually draws the curtain o...
[READ MORE]

Falcons Women return home, trying to keep season alive
16/08/2017
After a tough road loss in Game 1 of their best-of-three semi-finals a...
[READ MORE]

Falcons Men move within a win of Grand Final
15/08/2017
The Waverley Falcons Big V State Championship Men are within one game ...
[READ MORE]

Aaliah's Got Game - Vote Now
14/08/2017
Our very own Aaliah D from the Under 16.1 Girls has been nominated for...
[READ MORE]

Huge weekend of Big V
10/08/2017
 It's an absolutely massive weekend for our Falcons Big V program...
[READ MORE]

Finals structures for combined sections
09/08/2017
Junior domestic teams in combined sections should note the following s...
[READ MORE]

Falcons get through in thriller
08/08/2017
It took until the very last second, but the Waverley Falcons State Cha...
[READ MORE]

SCM Elimination Final Sunday
02/08/2017
All on the line for Falcons men on Sunday Win and move on to the semi...
[READ MORE]

 

   
  ©2014 Waverley Basketball Association