Child Safety and Codes of Conduct @ WCFC

Coaches Code Of Conduct 

Child Safety Policy Procedures and Code Of Condict

Social Media Policy

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Football is a sport built on cooperation between clubs and volunteers. The majority of time that trust is well placed, however unfortunately there may be occasions where an incident arises, and in such circumstances it is important for a Club to have the right processes in place. Recent government inquiries into child safety in Australia have prompted changes to the law to provide children with greater protections. In Victoria, the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment Act 2015 requires clubs to meet “Child Safe Standards”. Clubs are required to comply with these obligations regardless of whether they are run by paid employees or volunteers.

The club already has a culture of fair play and child safety with an effective leadership structure.

The club has put into place the following polices and requirements for coaches.

Codes of Behaviour for

  • Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Match Officials
  • Parents
  • Spectators


In compliance with the “Working with Children Act 2005” all coaches over the age of 18 that coach junior and seniors where players are under 18 all have current working with children checks.

In compliance with Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment Act 2015 we have produced and published (on our website)

  • Child Safe Policy/ Procedures and Code of Conduct
  • Social Media policy
  • Appointed a club Child Safety Officer for 2017 which is the MPIO officer, currently John Pasztor


Wangaratta City Football Club’s Codes of Behaviour and Child Safe policies are based on the following principles:

  • has zero tolerance for child abuse;
  • the best interests of the child are paramount;
  • child protection is a shared responsibility;
  • all children have a right to feel safe and be safe when they play football, and have equal rights to protection from abuse;
  • will consider the opinions of players and use their opinions to develop child protection policies and procedures;
  • is committed to the diversity and cultural safety of all children, including (but not limited to) the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, minors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, minorswith disabilities, and make reasonable efforts to accommodate these matters; and everyone covered by the Policy must comply with, and is bound to, the Wangaratta City Football Club Child Safety Code of Conduct at all times

 

John Pasztor

MPIO and CPO Officer: WCFC

 

 

 

 

 

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