Hampton Rovers Junior Football Club supports a culture of child safety, and will ensure a duty of care to your children at all times.
The SMJFL is currently developing a set of Child Safe Standards which HRJFC will adopt once finalised. These policies will articulate expectations for appropriate behaviour with children, provide strategies to reduce the risk of child abuse, mechanisms for complaints and help empower and educate our children.
Accordingly, adult volunteers will be required, as of this season, to have the appropriate qualifications and accreditation to attend to your child. This means a Working With Children Certificate (WWCC) will now be mandatory for Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers, Team Managers, Runners, Coaching Coordinators, Child Safety Officers. Umpire Escorts are recommended to have a WWCC.
We will advise of the Child Safety Standards once they have been finalised by the SMJFL. In the meantime, if you have any questions about child safety, please contact Amy Stokes, our Child Safety Officer, or our Junior Secretary, Gavin Sharp.
For more information on this Victorian Government initiative please visit the Commission for Children and Young People website.