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Child Safe Standards – Policy Workshop (Sept/Oct)
On 1 January 2017, Victoria introduced compulsory minimum Child Safe Standards for organisations, including sporting clubs, that provide services for children to help protect children from abuse. Who Should Attend: All club’s that are yet to meet the compulsory minimum standards. This workshop will focus on using VicSport Policy Template (Child Safe Standard 2) to […]Read more.
Changes to Working with Children Check Rules – apply from 1st August 2017
Working with Children Check Rules change 1st August 2017- make sure your club is up to-date. Changes to the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act) will come into effect on 1 August 2017. Two of the significant amendments for sporting clubs are: Expand the definition of ‘direct contact’ in the Act. The definition of […]Read more.
“Women in Sport” Breakfast – Let’s Level the Playing Field
South West Sport in conjunction with Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West is hosting “Women In Sport” breakfast – to celebrate and recognise women in sport. Hear from local sportswomen who have achieved in Sport and help South West Sport understand the barriers and enablers for Women’s and Girl’s Participation and Leadership in Sport […]Read more.
Anaphylaxis Training for Sport and Recreation Clubs – Online
The Department of Health and Human Services Victoria encourages all Victorian sport and recreation clubs to access online training courses on allergies and anaphylaxis. Clubs should also be familiar with food safety requirements, particularly clubs involving children with identified allergies. The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) provides an anaphylaxis e-training course, which […]Read more.
Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program – Now Open
This grant is a must for Clubs with athletes, coaches or officials who travel to train and compete. Victoria’s athletes come from all corners of the state and often have to travel long distances to train or compete. These grants help remove the barrier of travel and accommodation costs, making participation in sport at the […]Read more.
Child Safe Standards – for Sporting Clubs – Information
Legislation for Child Safe Standards for Sporting Groups comes into effect on 1 January 2017. If your club provides services to children they must act to meet the requirements of the legislation. Context: In April 2012, the Victorian government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. […]Read more.