Horsham Child Safety Standards workshop

Published on 15 May 2019

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Wimmera sports clubs are being encouraged to attend a Child Safety Standards workshop aimed at creating safer environments for young people. 

Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) and Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly are facilitating the free event on Wednesday 29 May from 7.30pm until 9pm in the Council Reception Room, HRCC Civic Centre Roberts Avenue Horsham.

The workshop will provide information about the regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the seven Child Safe Standards.

At the Horsham workshop, participants will discuss scenarios and case studies to assist them to understand why the Standards are important. Templates, guidelines and posters will be available in handy resource kits developed for participating clubs.

HRCC Director Community Wellbeing, Kevin O’Brien, said Council was pleased to be working in partnership with the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly to help community sporting organisations become fully compliant.

“This workshop will support clubs to understand and further meet the requirements of the Standards,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Standards apply to all people within a sporting club. This includes coaches, administrators, scorers and other volunteers.

“We are keen to assist all clubs regardless of whether or not they’ve already taken steps to comply,” he said.

For booking or enquiries contact the Sports Assembly’s David Berry on 5382 4599.