Child Safety
& Wellbeing

Learn to Swim Victoria is a child safe organisation which welcomes all children, young people, and their families.

We are committed to providing environments where children are safe and feel safe, where their partcipaton is valued, their views respected, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Our child safe framework is inclusive of the needs of all children. We have no tolerance for child abuse and take proactive steps to identify and manage any risks of harm to children in our environment. We promote positive relationships between children and adults and between children and their peers. These relationships are based on trust and respect.

We take proactive steps to identify and manage any risk of harm to children in our care. When child safety concerns are raised or identified, we treat these seriously and respond promptly and thoroughly.

Particular attention is given to the child safety needs of Aboriginal children, those fromculturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, international children, children with disabilities, those unable to live at home, children and young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) and other children experiencing risk or vulnerability. Inappropriate or harmful behaviour targeting children based on these or other characteristics, such as racism or homophobia, are not tolerated, and any instances identified will be addressed with appropriate consequences.

Child safety is a shared responsibility. Every person involved in our community has an important role in promoting child safety and wellbeing and promptly raising any issues or concerns about a child’s safety. We are committed to regularly reviewing our child safe practices, and seeking input from our young people, families, staff, and volunteers to inform our ongoing strategies.

If you have a concern about child safety at Learn to Swim Victoria, report it to our Management Team by completing our Child Safety & Wellbeing reporting form.

Our Commitment

We are commited to implementing the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to achieve this we have:

  • developed strategies to embed an orgnaisational culture of child safety & promote the empowerment of children
  • developed a child safety & wellbeing framework and embedded it into our organisation
  • implemented strategies to remove or reduce risks to children and processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  • Learn to swim Victoria upholds an inclusive culture and is committed to:
  • the cultural safety of Aboriginal children
  • the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • providing a safe environment for children living with a disability.

Our statement of commitment to child safety & wellbeing

Our statement of commitment to Aboriginal children

Our Child Safety & Wellbeing Framework

Learn to Swim Victoria has developed a child safety & wellbeing framework in accordance with Victorian Child Safe Standards. This framework consists of the following documents: