World Wide Swim School Partner with Child Safeguard
World Wide Swim School and Child Safeguard have partnered to provide the Aquatics Industry Child Safe Training. Child Safeguard is an award-winning firm that helps organisations prevent harm to children and keep them safer. Child Safeguard provides legal, training, and audit advice to organisations to build a Child Safe Organisation and implement Best Practice in Child Safety.
This partnership will give Swim Schools access training tools, modules, and templates to ensure they implement best practices and comply with the 10 Child Safe Standards. Learn more about Child Safeguard and our partnership here.
What are the Child Safe Standards?
The Royal Commission inquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was from 2013 – 2017. The Royal Commission carried out case studies and public hearings into various organisations to examine how they responded to child abuse incidents.
One of the Royal Commission’s key recommendations was that all child-related organisations should implement the Child Safe Standards.
These standards are the 10 critical elements that are necessary to create a safer environment for children and young people. A Child Safe Organisation implements the 10 Child Safe Standards.
Swim Schools in Australia should now be implementing the Child Safe Standards to:
- ensure that they are complying with child protection legal reforms
- prepare for upcoming Government regulation.
Introduction to the Child Safe Standards
Learn more about the Child Safe Standards through this free training module. The free module is a design for the aquatics industry and will provide an overview of what you need to know to become a Child Safe Swim School.
The training module will provide you introduction training on the Child Safe Standards. At the end of this module, you will have gained an understanding about how your Swim School can create a safer environment for children and young people. This customised training module is suitable for all Swim School staff, including managers, supervisors, team leaders, and swim teachers.
- Introduction to Child Safe Standards
- Background to Child Safe Standards and Royal Commission findings
- Why Swim Schools should implement the Child Safe Standards
- Overview of the Standards 1 to 10
- Training your staff
- Information on relevant government regulations
- Scenario Worksheets
- Short Quiz Exercises to reinforce learnings
Watch Introduction to the Child Safe Standards
In this webinar Laurie Lawrence with guest speaker Marco Blanco Child Safeguard, Managing Director take you through the steps to follow to a child safe environment. Watch the webinar back here.
Future Training Modules
We are excited to announce we will be releasing a library of training modules on the Child Safe Standards 1 to 10. These training modules will provide the aquatics industry the necessary information to train staff, create policies and checklists to become a Child Safe Swim School.
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