Surrey Park Swimming Club is committed to providing a safe, positive and enjoyable environment for all.

The Victorian Child Safe Standards and Swimming Australia’s Child Safeguarding Policy confirm the shared responsibility everybody in the swimming community has to ensure there is an overarching culture of child safety.

Surrey Park Swimming Club has adopted Swimming Australia’s National Integrity Framework. The National Integrity Framework (NIF) is a set of rules that all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in swimming including obligations to report misconduct. Those rules are contained in the following policies:

  1. Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy
  2. Member Protection Policy
  3. Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
  4. Competition Manipulation & Sports Gambling Policy
  5. Complaints, Disputes & Discipline Policy (CDDP)
  6. Code of Conduct

Copies of these policies can be accessed through the National Integrity Framework page on Swimming Australia’s website.

Surrey Park members are required, at all times, to comply with any Child Safe Codes of Conduct which the Club may adopt. Specific additional Codes of Conduct apply for Club members participating in team camps and trips.

In accordance with Swimming Australia’s Child Safeguarding Policy and the Victorian Child Safe Standards¬† 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.