Safeguarding Children and Young People at YMCA Victoria
“Every day our staff and volunteers are entrusted with the care of thousands of children and young people and it’s imperative we ensure they’re safe at all times. We know that children who feel safe - and are safe - are free to grow up healthy and happy; and we take our role in providing a safe environment for each and every child we care for very seriously.”
YMCA Victoria CEO Peter Burns
At the Y we consider the safety and wellbeing of children and young people to be our highest priority.
At YMCA Victoria we are committed to providing a safe environment for all children and young people.
We have a strong commitment to our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, and have worked hard to ensure that our policies, procedures and practices enable us to provide the safest environment possible for children and young people. Our commitment also extends to providing developmentally appropriate and meaningful programs to the community, and working with children and their parents to help everyone become healthy and happy.
We recruit, train and support our staff and volunteers to care for the children and young people in our programs and services. We ensure that our staff and volunteers always act in the best interests of children and young people, take all reasonable steps to keep them safe, and to promptly respond to any concern regarding the safety or development of children in our care.
Our Safeguarding Children and Young People (SCYP) Policy applies to every staff member and volunteer at the Y, and includes the following key elements:
You can also view our national movement’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy which has been endorsed by the National Council of YMCAs and applies to every YMCA in Australia.
For more information about our Safeguarding Children and Young People commitment and what that means for the families that use our services you can download our brochure.
Importantly, we know that it takes more than just great policies and procedures to keep children safe.
We have partnered with the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to continually improve our child protection processes, systems and monitoring programs. This partnership will ensure our actions comply with seven key safeguarding standards:
In 2015 YMCA Victoria achieved accreditation with the Australian Childhood Foundation as a child safe organisation
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Public Holiday & Program Cancellation
Classes missed due to Public Holidays will be eligible for a make-up lesson within 4 weeks of the holiday. This option is available to 45 minute classes and 1 hour gymnastics classes only.
Contact centre reception to make arrangements.
When accompanied by a valid doctor’s certificate, you are eligible to place your program membership on suspension until recovered. Medical certificate is required to span a minimum of two classes.
Each participant is able to attend one make-up lesson per term for missed attendance.
Make-Up Lessons Terms and Conditions
Casey Gymnastics Uniforms and club attire is available.
Regular orders are conducted, while club t-shirts and training leotards are available in centre.
Competitive program participants do have compulsory items – see the Parent Handbooks for more information.
Your child should wear clothing they feel comfortable in and can move freely in.
We recommend tight fitting clothing as baggy material can be a danger when on
the gymnastics apparatus.
Please be aware that we do not allow children to wear shoes, socks, jewellery (studded earrings excepted), denim, belts or buckles, dresses or stockings in the gym.
In the colder months, please ensure gymnasts are appropriately dressed for class. The gymnastics halls can get very chilly so dressing in tight (gymnastics appropriate) layers is recommended.
Suggestion: Leotard, leggings (sport tights), long-sleeved sports top. Please no hoods or socks.
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