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Lilydale & Yarra Valley Netball Association is a Child Safe Organisation.  We commit to providing a safe environment for children in netball and we follow the principles and benchmarks Netball Victoria has in place.

Recent review of the standards, effective 1st of July 2022, have focused on creating consistency with the National Guiding Principles, safety for First Nations children and young people, involvement of families and community in organisational decisions, management of the risks of child abuse online and offering greater clarity on the governance, systems and processes to keep children and young people safe.

If you have any questions related to child safeguarding that cannot be answered by the resources provided, then please contact


Every person in the netball community has a responsibility to understand their role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people in our care.

Netball Victoria is committed to promoting and protecting the rights of children and preventing abuse from occurring by fostering a culture where children feel safe and empowered.

We also seek to ensure the cultural safety of First Nations children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability.

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Young people can report, this form is not just for adults.

NV Child
Safety Policy

NV Child Safety
Code of Conduct

Child Protection &

Safeguarding Course



The safety of our children and young people is particularly important and everyone has a part to play in this.

To ensure our organisation delivers successful programs, competitions and activities we need to implement:

  • We are a netball safe environment

  • Have systems in place to protect children

  • We contribute to the health and wellbeing of our whole community

  • Provide fun and enjoyable programs, competitions and activities

  • Support and respect all children

  • Encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and development

  • Recognise that children with a disability, and children from diverse cultures may need additional, tailored support

  • Support and comply with Netball Victoria’s Child Safe policies and procedures

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Standard 1 
Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued

Standard 2
Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.

Standard 3
Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.


Standard 4
Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Standard 5
Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.

Standard 6
People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

Standard 7
Processes for complaints and concerns are child-focused.

Standard 8
Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.

Standard 9
Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.

Standard 10
Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.

Standard 11
Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

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Source:  Child Safe Organisations

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