Child Safety Standards Workshop – Wednesday May 29

22 May Child Safety Standards Workshop – Wednesday May 29

Horsham Child Safety Standards Workshop

Wimmera sports clubs are being encouraged to attend an introductory Child Safety Standards workshop aimed at creating safer environments for young people.

Horsham Rural City Council (HRCC) and Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly are facilitating the free event on Wednesday 29 May from 7.30pm until 9pm at the Council Reception Room.

The workshop will provide information about the new regulatory landscape surrounding child safety, underpinned by the seven Child Safe Standards introduced this year.

At the Horsham workshop, participants will discuss scenarios and case studies to assist them to understand why the Standards are important. Templates, guidelines and posters will be available in handy resource kits developed for participating clubs.

HRCC Director Community Wellbeing, Kevin O’Brien, said Council was pleased to be working in partnership with the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly to help community sporting organisations become compliant.

“This workshop will support clubs to understand and begin the process of meeting the requirements of the Standards,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Standards apply to all people within a sporting club. This includes coaches, administrators, scorers and other volunteers.

“We are keen to assist all clubs regardless of whether or not they’ve already taken steps to comply,” he said.

For booking or enquiries contact the Sports Assembly’s David Berry on 5382 4599.