Aquatic is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of
all children. All members of our community, including employees,
contractors, agency staff and volunteers, have an important role in
providing children or young people with a safe and nurturing environment
in which to prosper and thrive. MLC Aquatic has zero tolerance of child
abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very
seriously and consistently within our policies and procedures and the
Swimming Australia – Safe Sport Framework. MLC Aquatic has a duty
of care to protect the safety and welfare of all children and is
committed to preventing child abuse through identifying risks early, and
removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and
recruitment practices, supported by regular training and development.
All members are bound by the following policies which can be read here by clicking the links:
MLC Child Safe Policy – VolunteerMLC Policy Agreement for VolunteersMLC Code of Conduct Policy – VolunteerChild Protection (including Mandatory Reporting) PolicyMLC Relationships Policy – VolunteerSwimming Australia – Safe Sport Framework Swimming Victoria – Commitment Statement Code of Conduct Swimming Australia “Keeping our Sport Safe Parent Handbook”
parents of MLC Aquatic swimmers and all swimmers over the age of 18
need to complete and return a signed “MLC Aquatic Parent Volunteers Agreement” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of MLC students can complete a Volunteer Induction via the mymlcfamily.net website by clicking on the "Volunteer Induction" tab on the lefthand side menu, at the bottom.
addition, all committee members and team managers need to hold a
current Working with Children’s check. This can be completed via http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/.
It is advisable that all parents undertake getting a Working with Childrens check.
pertinent information regarding child safety is to be reported to the
Club President. The Club President will report concerns to the MLC College “designated
contact”, Carol Osborne, and the notifying and reasons for those
concerns. The College will then take immediate action to respond to the
issue to ensure immediate safety of the child.