BTYC Gymnastics is a child safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse. Child Safety is our highest priority. We are committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of all children and young people in our sport.
What is Child Abuse?
- In Victoria, under the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 a child or young person is a person under the age of 18 years.
- Child abuse is an act by parents, caregivers or others which hurts or puts at risk a child or young person’s physical, emotional, psychological, or developmental health. Child abuse can be a single incident, or something that happens over time.
- The types of abuse include: Sexual abuse, Physical abuse, Psychological/ Emotional abuse, and/or Neglect
- If you feel a child is not safe, please fill out the form below.
Who sees the reported information?
- BTYC Gymnastics has experienced and trained who will read the reports and investigate further. These people are the ones that will see what you have written.
What is done with the information?
- The information will be securely recorded and if the report is of a serious nature, Child Protection or the Victorian Police will be informed by BTYC Gymnastics.
Do I have to give my name?
- No, you do not have to give your name; you can make a report anonymously. Under the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005, a reporter’s details are kept confidential. Providing your name will assist us in investigating the report.
Who can complete the form?
- Anyone can fill out this form: children and adults are encouraged to report any concerns.
- You can complete this form if you wish to report a child protection matter or if you prefer you can contact the BTYC Gymnastics on 03 9841 4773 and speak with a Child Safe Officer.
If you believe a child to be at immediate risk of harm, call Victoria Police on 000.
To report concerns about the safety of a child within their family unit, call the Child Protection Emergency Service on 13 12 78 (24 hours, 7 days a week, toll free within Victoria). Note: this is an emergency service for weekends and after hours only, however they will pass on information to the relevant Child Protection office the following working day.