Safeguarding Children and Young People

Darebin Women’s Sports Club is committed to ensuring that every person, including children and young people, participates in sport free of abuse, harassment, bullying or any other form of inappropriate conduct.

  • We promote a safe, inclusive, and friendly environment for all children and young people.
  • We welcome all children, young people, and their families to the Club.
  • We have zero tolerance to mistreatment and abuse of children and young people
  • We are committed to providing environments where our players are safe and feel safe, where their participation is valued, their views respected, and their voices are heard..
  • We promote positive relationships between young players and their coaches/team managers and between young players and their teammates. These relationships are based on trust and respect.
  • We take proactive steps to identify and manage any risk of harm to children in our Club environment.
  • When child safety concerns are raised or identified, we treat these seriously and respond promptly and thoroughly.

The Club has a Child Safeguarding Officer who can be contacted with any enquiry or concern: [email protected]

We have a Child Safe Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct which guides our procedures, practices and behaviours.

Our Reporting Process and Incident Reporting Form outlines steps that can be taken if you have a concern.

We also work within the Safeguarding policies and procedures of each sporting code (AFL, Cricket, Soccer), which you can read below:

Darebin Women’s Sports Club aims to ensure the safety of children and young people. We ask permission to take photos to inspire other girls and gender diverse children to play sport. If for any reason, that¬†permission needs to be withdrawn, please don’t hesitate to contact us to take down any images from our promotional material.