The WA Sports Federation produced the Safe Clubs 4 Kids videos in partnership with Channel 7 Perth to promote the message that creating a child safe environment is something we can all do.
The “Why you should
think about it” video is about raising the awareness of child
safeguarding in sport and in general. It highlights that many great
memories and friendships are created as children participating in a club
but also the reality of child abuse.
The “Get on the front foot” video highlights that it takes a few simple steps to create safe environments for children and young people. The video details the “Safe Clubs 4 Kids – 4 considerations”, which enable clubs to adopt a proactive approach to creating a safe environment.
The “Get the right people” video focuses on the stages of screening of those in child related work and those in positions of responsibility. Ensuring you are getting the right people will encourage a safe and positive experience for all. The video highlights that organisations should not solely rely on a Working with Children check and points out the other important screening strategies.
“The screen test” video features representatives from the Working with Children Screening Unit as they talk about some of the legislation relevant to the sport and recreation industry, including exemptions, the different criminal record checks and the benefits of using these for clubs.
“The gut feel” video is about what to do if a person suspects or has been informed that a child is being abused. The video highlights the message that people don’t need to be a child protection expert and should contact the relevant organisations. In this video, a representative from the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support talks about how to respond to a child who discloses they have been abused.
The “Have a chat” video highlights the importance of having regular constructive conversations about child safety within a club. It also points out what parents, caregivers and schools may be teaching young people to assist them to feel safe and confident about asking for help.
If the content of any of this videos have caused you or someone you know any distress, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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