Surrey Park Swimming Club is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all.
The Club has adopted Swimming Australia’s Safe Sport Framework (SSF). This comprises two documents:
– Swimming Australia’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
– Swimming Australia’s Member Protection Policy
Copies of these policies can be accessed on the right on this page and also through the Safe Sport Framework page on Swimming Australia’s website (www.swimming.org.au)
The Safe Sport Framework and the Victorian Child Safe Standards confirm the shared responsibility everybody in the swimming community has to ensure there is an overarching culture of child safety.
Surrey Park members are required, at all times, to comply with the General Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct for Dealing with Children and Young People in the Safe Sport Framework. Additional Codes of Conduct apply for Club members participating in team camps, trips and other activities.
In accordance with the Safe Sport Framework all applicants for employment at Surrey Park are required to undergo extensive screening and background checks.
All paid staff, committee members, officials and other volunteers who could potentially have unsupervised contact with children are required to have a valid Working With Children Check.