Safe Sport and Child Safety
Swimming Australia has officially adopted Sports Integrity Australia’s National Integrity Framework from 15 June 2022. This development means that Swimming Victoria will be replacing some existing policies with new ones that have been developed for our community, as well as the implementation of a new complaints handling process for serious or complex matters via an independent resource in Sport Integrity Australia.
Click here to see the new National Integrity Framework.
MLC Aquatic will be updating the site with the new policies, information and tools as they become available.
MLC Aquatic is committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. All members of our community, including employees, contractors, agency staff and volunteers, have an important role in providing children or young people with a safe and nurturing environment in which to prosper and thrive. MLC Aquatic has zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently within our policies and procedures and the Swimming Australia – Safe Sport Framework. MLC Aquatic has a duty of care to protect the safety and welfare of all children and is committed to preventing child abuse through identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and recruitment practices, supported by regular training and development.
We support and respect all children, as well as all members of our community. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
All volunteers and parents/ guardians of MLC Aquatic swimmers, and all swimmers over the age of 18 upon re-registration or joining the club agree to the MLC Aquatic Parent Volunteers Agreement .
All members/parents/volunteers are bound by the following policies which can be read here by clicking the links:
Swimming Australia – Safe Sport Framework
Swimming Victoria – Commitment Statement Code of Conduct
SIA Child Safe Practices Do’s and Dont’s
Parents of MLC students can complete a Volunteer Induction via the mymlcfamily.net website by clicking on the “Volunteer Induction” tab on the lefthand side menu, at the bottom.
In addition, all committee members and team managers need to hold a current Working with Children’s check. This can be completed via http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/.
It is advisable that all parents get a Working with Children Check.
Reporting a Child Safety Concern
Any pertinent information regarding child safety is to be reported to the Club President by emailing email@example.com
The Club President will report concerns to the MLC College Manager of Community Sport.
MLC College will then take immediate action to respond to the issue to ensure safety of the child.