Mini Moto Racing Child Safe Policy that complies with Section 8C of the Children’s Protection Act 1993.
This policy was written to demonstrate the strong commitment of Mini Moto Racing to child safety and establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.
This policy reflects our commitment to provide a safe environment where every person has the right to be treated with respect and is safe and protected from harm.
It complies with our obligations under the Children’s Protection Act 1993, including:
· Section 8B – 8D – child safe environments and criminal history assessments for people working with children; and
· Section 11 – Mandatory reporting.
It also complies with the Child safe environments: Principles of good practice and Child safe environments: Standards for dealing with information obtained about the criminal history of employees and volunteers who work with children issued by the Chief Executive. (Section 8A, Children’s Protection Act 1993).
This policy, from the date of endorsement, applies to all people involved in the organisation, including:
· employees (permanent and casual)
· work experience students
· indirect service providers
· any other individual involved in this organisation
Note: In this policy, the term “employee” is intended to cover all persons occupying any position listed above
All children who come to Mini Moto Racing have a right to feel and be safe. We are committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people accessing our services and the welfare of the children in our care will always be our first priority. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where all children are valued and feel safe.
Mini Moto Racing encourages and respects the views of children and young people who access our services. We listen to and act upon any concerns that children, young people or their families raise with us. We teach children what they can do if they feel unsafe.
We ensure that children, young people and their families know their rights and how to access the complaints procedures available to them.
We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices.
All members are made aware of, and must abide by, our Code of Conduct.
Mini Moto Racing will not tolerate incidents of child abuse.
All employees and volunteers understand their obligation to notify the Child Abuse Report Line on 13 14 78 as soon as practicable if they have a reasonable suspicion that a child has been, or is being, abused or neglected.
Supporting children, young people and their families
Child Protection is everyone’s responsibility. Mini Moto Racing recognises that even where a report is made, we may still have a role in supporting the child or young person. This support may include:
· Referring the child, young person or their family to other appropriate services
· Displaying information about services that can assist children and their families (such as the Kids Helpline and Youth Healthline) in areas accessed by children and their families.
Dealing with reports or concerns relating to the actions of an employee or volunteer of our organisation
In addition to making a report to the Child Abuse Report Line, employees and volunteers must also report to Mini Moto Racing or management if reasonable suspicion is formed that a child has been, or is being, abused or neglected by another member, employee, or volunteer.
In response to any report to management concerning a member, employee or volunteer of this organisation, management may determine to take disciplinary action.
Other protective actions may also be introduced to ensure the safety of children and young people within our organisation.
Policies and procedures may address (but are not limited to):
· Taking images of children
· Supervision of children
· Child safety officer
· Complaints procedures
· Physical contact
· Procedure for breaches of policy
· Training\cyber safe guidelines
· Protecting privacy and confidentiality
· Procedures for dealing with situations where a member is being investigated for, or is charged with, a serious criminal offence.
Evaluation of these strategies and the development of additional strategies to minimise and control risks to children and young people occur as part of our ongoing risk management process.
Mini Moto Racing opposes all forms of harassment, discrimination and bullying. We take this issue seriously and encourage anyone who believes that they, or another person, has been harassed, discriminated against or bullied to raise this issue with Mini Moto Racing or management.
Mini Moto Racing will ensure that everyone to whom this policy applies is aware of and has had an opportunity to read the policy.
We also ask employees, volunteers and parents (where appropriate) to sign a written statement indicating that they have read and will abide by our child-safe policy. We retain a copy of all signed statements.