Safe Clubs 4 Kids

The Safe Clubs 4 Kids initiative encourages and supports the sport and active recreation industry to create and maintain safe environments for children and young people.

Children should be able to grow and develop in a safe environment without the risk of harm. Most people who volunteer or work with children are safe and do so to make a positive contribution and help children develop to their full potential.

History shows that child abuse occurs across all sectors of the community, including the area of sport and active recreation. However, by taking a few simple steps such as the Safe Clubs 4 Kids 4 considerations, you can adopt a proactive approach to creating a safe environment for children and young people.

Everyone can play a part in keeping children safe whilst having fun in the sport and active recreation environment.

Partnerships

The Safe Clubs 4 Kids initiative is a partnership between the Department, WA Sports Federation, the Working with Children Screening Unit — Department of Communities, the WA Police — Child Abuse Squad and Surf Life Saving WA. These partnerships are highly valued and are invaluable for the sport and recreation industry.

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Creating safe environments

Safe Clubs 4 Kids – four considerations.

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Safe Clubs 4 Kids videos

Videos promoting the message that creating a child safe environment is something we can all do.

Awards

Safe Clubs 4 Kids is proudly an award winning initiative:

 

  • 2016 – Safe Clubs for Kids was awarded state winner of the NAPCAN Play Your Part Awards, for inspiring prevention initiatives.

  • 2013 – At the Constable Care Child Safety Awards, Fair Safe Sport project manager, Helen Cunningham, was awarded with the WA Child Safety Employee Award.

  • 2012 – Inaugural winners at the Constable Care Child Safety Awards, Safe Clubs for Kids was awarded both the WA Child Safety Metropolitan Award as well as the overall 2012 Award: Constable Care Child Safety Award of the Year.

  • 2010 – The Injury Control Council of Western Australia (ICCWA) gave Safe Clubs 4 Kids a Highly Commended award for the category of ICCWA Innovation.


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More information

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Page reviewed 03 July 2019