MLC Aquatic Commitment to Child Safety

MLC AQUATIC COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY

MLC 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.

We support and respect all children, as well as all members of our community. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

All members are bound by the following policies which can be read here by clicking the links:

1. MLC Child Safe Policy – Volunteer
2. MLC Policy Agreement for Volunteers
3. MLC Code of Conduct Policy – Volunteer
4. Child Protection (including Mandatory Reporting) Policy
5. MLC Relationships Policy – Volunteer
6. Swimming Australia – Safe Sport Framework  
7. Swimming Victoria – Commitment Statement Code of Conduct 
8. Swimming Australia “Keeping our Sport Safe Parent Handbook” 

All 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 mlcaquatic@hotmail.com.  Click here for the Agreement form.

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.

In 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.

REPORTING:

Any pertinent information regarding child safety is to be reported to the Club President – for 2016/2017 Claude Silverii, who is contactable by phone on 0438898009 and by email on claude.silverii@bigpond.com. 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.

 

Thank You to our Sponsors

Aqua Shop
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Marshall White
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