Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Altona Hockey Club is committed to the safety of all children in our care.

All children in our care have the right to be protected from any activity that may harm their health, development or wellbeing. We take a zero tolerance approach to child abuse and we actively look into ways to continuously improve the protection of children in our care. We will report to the authorities where we are concerned about the safety, abuse or potential abuse of children in our care.

We understand the importance of providing a safe, happy and fun environment for all children in our care and we aim to create an environment where children can learn, grow and thrive.

We work together with the children we care for and their parents to provide a safe, inclusive and open environment.

We listen to all suggestions and ideas that are raised by the children and parents who use our services. We have a transparent and confidential feedback system that enables children and parents to speak up about issues that are important to them. We respect all views and opinions and act to address concerns raised by children or their parents.

We are committed to seeking to prevent all forms of child abuse and have implemented practices to identify and remove risks relating to the abuse of children in our care.

We are committed to supporting and encouraging the cultural safety of aboriginal children or children from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We are also committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for children with a disability.

Click here to view our Code of Conduct (Child Safety).

To learn more about the Governance of the Altona Hockey Club, we have a section of the site dedicated to governance, that you can visit by clicking here.

To view the rest of the AHC’s policies, please click here.