Child Safe Policy
Gymnastics Victoria’s (GV's) Child Safe Policy and Member Protection Policy are part of the organisation’s proactive and preventative approach to uphold our commitment to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of all children who access our activities, programs, services or facilities.
The Member Protection Policy and the new Child Safe Policy should be read in conjunction with each other. The Child Safe Policy outlines the Codes of Behaviour expected when dealing with children, whilst the Member Protection Policy outlines the general Codes of Ethics and Behaviour for specific cohorts within the sport. It also outlines the discipline by-law and appeals process.
Both policies apply to anyone involved in the sport of gymnastics in Australia including (but not limited to) employees, members, parents/guardians, spectators, volunteers, judges and other officials. For a comprehensive list of who is bound by these policies please refer to Section 1.3 of the Member Protection Policy and Section 3 of the Child Safe Policy.
GA encourages everyone to read and understand both policies in detail.
Codes of Behaviour
The Codes of Behaviour when Dealing with Children are an important tool in keeping kids safe. It is everyone’s job to read and follow these rules.
As well as The Codes of Behaviour When Dealing With Children there are several other important general codes of behaviour you should be aware of. These codes keep help everyone in our sport safe. Click on each one that applies to you or check them all out in the Member Protection Policy.
You can download a copy of the codes here:
Or for a more simplified version of the Child Safe Codes download our guide! The guide may be more suitable for younger coaches and is broken down into dos and don'ts.