Child Safety Online Course
As part of Gymnastics Australia’s (GA) ongoing commitment to child safety, all Technical Members, other than those Technical Members in Victoria* who have completed the Gymnastics Victoria Child Protection Online Course, will be required to complete the GA Child Safety Online Course, prior to 2019 Technical Member renewals.
The GA Child Safety Online Course – developed by Bravehearts, specifically for gymnastics Technical Members – will provide key information about the prevention of harmful behaviours, indicators of harm and support for those affected by child abuse, neglect or sexual assault.
These important child safety topics, covered throughout the online course, will help equip coaches and judges to provide a fun and safe environment for all children and young people participating in gymnastics.
The Child Safety Online Course will take a minimum of 20 minutes to complete and can be accessed at no cost to all Technical Members.
To access the course follow the instructions outlined here.
Child Safety Webinar
This webinar - designed and presented by Bravehearts specifically for the gymnastics community - will educate Clubs on important child safety topics and contribute towards creating safer environments for our children and young people.
The webinar covers the following modules:
- Facts and statistics about child abuse and neglect
- Definitions of child abuse
- Indicators of child abuse
- Sexual behavioural problems
- Recognising and responding to grooming
- Protective factors
- Responding to disclosures
- Reporting concerns
- A child protection culture
- GA and Bravehearts initiatives
The webinar will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed at no cost to the club or individual.
To access the webinar follow the instructions outlined here.