Child Protection Policy

Wembley Junior Basketball Club is committed to ensuring that the children in our progam are provided with the safest possible environment to enjoy the game of basketball. The Club is looking to put in place processes to support and protect our members.

The Club and individuals are open to penalties if the following regulations are not adhered to. 

The mechanisms that we must adhere to are:

1. Working With Children Check - registered with Wembley, Altona and Westgate and
2. Member Protection Statuatory Declaration set out by Basketball Victoria and
3. Register as a coach or volunteer (Team Managers or others who are in contact with the kids regularly) with Altona through Sporting Pulse.

The club has also appointed a Child Protection officer who at the last update of this page is Megan Vecht.

For any questions, concerns or to report an incident you can report directly to Megan via childsafety@wembleybasketball.com.au.

If you do not get a response in a timely manner from the Child Protection Officer, do not hesitate to escalate to a Committee Member (see the Contact Details page) immediately or to an appropriate authority (See advice below).

As per current advice via the Child Protection Policy from Basketball Victoria:

"Reporting a Concern - All suspicions and allegations MUST be reported appropriately. It is recognised that strong emotions can be aroused particularly in cases where sexual abuse is suspected or where there is misplaced loyalty to a colleague. It is important to understand these feelings but not allow them to interfere with your judgement about any action to take.

Basketball Victoria expects it’s members and staff to discuss any concerns they may have about the welfare of a child IMMEDIATELY with the person in charge and subsequently to check that appropriate action has been taken. If the nominated club welfare officer is not available you should take responsibility and seek advice from the duty officer at your local social services department or the police. Telephone numbers can be found in your local directory."

Referenced from Child Protection Policy at http://basketballvictoria.com.au/policies/

Policy reference at last update of this page: http://basketballvictoria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/CPP-Procedures.pdf

 

1. Working With Children Checks (WWCC)

For more detail or to apply you can find out more details about the check at http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/about+the+check/

Anybody who is in close contact with children need to have a WWC Check. This is a requirement of the Working with Children Act 2005 (http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/resources/legislation/), as well as the basketball associations our teams play at.

Coaches, Team Manager, Volunteers, Committee Members need to have a WWC Check. The Club also suggests any parents who may fill in from time to time should also get a WWC Check.

To apply for a check: 

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/applications/apply+for+a+check/

 

To update your details: 

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/cardholders/update+your+details/

 

Detalis to use for the organisations related to our Club are:

Wembley Junior Basketball Club

PO Box is 3098

Newport

Vic

3015

Phone: 0430222697

Occupational Fields Codes:

  • 28 Coaching / private tuition for children
  • 42 Clubs, associations or movements of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature
  • 70 Clubs / associations / movements of recreational /sporting nature - high child participation
 

Altona Basketball Association

PO Box is 273

Altona

Vic

3018

Phone: 03 9360 9288

Occupational Fields Codes:

  • 28 Coaching / private tuition for children
  • 42 Clubs, associations or movements of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature
  • 70 Clubs / associations / movements of recreational /sporting nature - high child participation

 

Westgate Basketball Association

PO Box 405

Yarraville

3013

Phone: 03 9919 6344

Occupational Fields Codes:

  • 28 Coaching / private tuition for children
  • 42 Clubs, associations or movements of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature
  • 70 Clubs / associations / movements of recreational /sporting nature - high child participation

 

2. Member Protection Declaration

Basketball Victoria have introduced an additional level of protection requiring people interacting with children to complete a Member Protection Declaration. As our Club falls under the jurisdiction of Basketball Victoria we must adhere to this process.

These declartions must be renewed every two years.

Download the Member Protection Declaration here. The document notifies who can witness the signing of the declaration. Please use the Assocation Names (Altona and/or Westgate) when filling out the form.

Return the form in person to the Child Protection Officer or email to childsaftety@wembleybasketball.com.au

To view more detail follow the link below and read the policies:

http://basketballvictoria.com.au/policies/

  • MEMBER PROTECTION STATUTORY DECLARATION
  • Child Protection Policy
  • WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK ADVICE (updated February 2015)

 

3. Register with Altona as a Coach or Volunteer (Team Manager) through Sporting Pulse

While Coaches and team managers may have registered their child through Sporting Pulse, they also need to regsitere themselves. A link will be sent out to all relevant volunteers. Can you register by following the prompts.

 

Wembley Junior Basketball Club Committee will review the necessary policies and procedures and look to adhere to these requirements on an ongoing basis.

 

This page was last updated 26 July 2017.