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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 new Standards require all Clubs to:

  • Embed a Club culture of child safety and effective leadership;

  • Have a child-safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety;

  • Have a code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children;

  • Put in place screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel;

  • Have processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse;

  • Have strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse;

  • Have strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.

Bayside United appointed Shona Bass as its Child Safety Officer in 2018. Shona can be contacted on 0433 591 086 or via email at


Our Child Safety policy has been ratified by the Bayside United board and can be found here.

The FFA Member Protection policy can also be found here. 

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