Workshop explores child safety requirements

Published on 05 June 2019

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Participants from the Wimmera’s calisthenics, football, tennis, hockey, football and netball clubs last week attended a Child Safety Standards workshop.

Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) and the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly facilitated the free event held on Wednesday at the Council Reception Room.

The workshop provided information about the regulatory landscape surrounding child safety. Since January 2017, it has been a legal requirement of clubs to comply with the seven Child Safe Standards.

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 compliant.

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“The workshop helped clubs understand their legal requirements and the information will assist clubs to begin or to continue the process of meeting 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. Participants received resource packs, posters and were shown templates to assist with the development of policies and processes. It really was a valuable session for participating clubs,’ he said.

For enquiries regarding a second workshop, please call David Berry, Executive Officer at the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly on (03) 5382 4599.