Safeguarding Children Commitment Statement

(part of BTYC Gymnastics commitment to Child Protection)

  • BTYC Gymnastics recognise that all children and young people have the right to develop and reach their potential in environments that are caring, nurturing and safe.
  • BTYC Gymnastics considers any form of child/young person abuse, inclusive of emotional, physical, sexual abuse or neglect, as intolerable under any circumstances
  • BTYC Gymnastics have a legal, moral and mission-driven responsibility to protect children and young people from harm and to ensure that any incidents of suspected child abuse are promptly and appropriately managed.

BTYC Gymnastics supports the Government’s position that in our society every child and young person deserves the right to thrive, learn and grow, be respected and valued and enabled to become an effective adult member of the community. BTYC Gymnastics supports the concept that a community in which the safety, stability, health, development and learning of every child and young person is protected and promoted throughout childhood.

BTYC Gymnastics is committed to ensuring that the people who care for children and young people in BTYC Gymnastics programs or services, act in the best interests of the children and young people in their care and take all reasonable steps to ensure their safety. In particular, we are committed to providing an environment where all children and young people are protected from any form of abuse or mistreatment.

BTYC Gymnastics has a duty of care to provide services and places that are safe, open and honest environments that protect children and young people; and where the staff and volunteers who work with children and young people, work within our values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.

BTYC Gymnastics Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures has been benchmarked against the Australian Childhood Foundation safeguard children program and the policies and procedures adopted by the Gymnastics Victorian Governing body of which we are a member being Gymnastics Victoria.

The policy directly addressing BTYC Gymnastics Safeguarding Children and Young People was updated and approved by the BTYC Committee of Management on 02/02/2017 and should be read in conjunction with Gymnastics Victoria’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures. These are displayed on the BTYC gymnastics website.

All BTYC staff, coaches, committee members and management hold a current Working with Children accreditation, will have completed online training for “Play by the Rules” and the Australian Childhood Foundations 6 module online Child Protection training by February 28, 2017.

This statement is publicly displayed as part of BTYC’s commitment to Child Protection.

Click here for BTYC’s Child Safe and Child Friendly Policy