All children who visit our venues have a right to be and feel safe. Belgravia Leisure is committed to promoting and maintaining a culture that does not permit or tolerate child abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Our priority is to ensure the welfare and safety of every child that has contact with our customers, team members, volunteers and contractors.
We are committed to the cultural safety of First Nations children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ children, children with disability, and their families.
Child Safety Resources
At Belgravia Leisure, we require all staff and volunteers to hold a current working with children check (or state/territory equivalent), which is the minimum standard to ensure we are assisting to protect children from harm. But this isn’t the extent of our efforts.
We have developed a set of industry and organisational-specific Child Safety resources. Belgravia’s Child Safety Framework including policies and procedures and other resources are available on the Childcare and Child Safe site on B-Connected. These documents set out Belgravia’s commitment to child safety and are compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
Child Safety Incident Reporting
Our Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy sets out the policy and procedures around working safely with children (recruiting, procurement, training etc) and reporting suspicions of child abuse or harm, including incident reporting.
All child protection incidents must be logged immediately via the incident form on B-Connected.
We continue to strive for excellence when it comes to child safety
We know that reading policies and procedures can only provide a certain level of information – so we are looking for innovations and flexible ways to communicate how we ensure the safety of all children engaging with our venues.
Watch this space over the coming months as we take steps to be even better at what we do!
National Child Protection Week
National Child Protection Week is in September, but we are highlighting the child safety message of ‘every child, in every community, needs a fair go’ throughout August.
We will use this week as an opportunity to have conversations with staff and volunteers about the importance of keeping children safe and prioritising their needs.
- You can find resources available on the NAPCAN website here.
You can register for the NAPCAN webinar series which has been designed to support conversations about how we make sure every child grows up safe and supported.
You can also print out the Children’s Activity Booklet which can help start conversations about how to build the safest communities possible for children and link families to resources and support services. You can print out posters and booklets to have available at your venue.