Child Protection

CYC are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Our Code of Conduct and Child Safe and Child Friendly Policy aim to protect children and reduce any opportunities for child abuse or harm to occur. It also assists in understanding how to avoid or better manage behaviours and situations. All staff, coaches and committee members support the implementation and monitoring of the Code of Conduct. They all hold a current Working with Children Check and have completed the online Child Protection and “Play by the Rules” courses.

Child protection laws came into effect on the 1st January 2017. With these new laws in place we are unable to allow parents in our athlete waiting area. With the exception of kindygym, most of our athletes are at school and should be able to place their belongings into a cubicle, however, if your child requires help to do so please see the office staff as they will be able to assist.

The new laws also require all volunteers to have Working With Children Checks if volunteering during class times, special events or competitions.