Child Safety

Child Safety Policies

NDGC has adopted and implemented a tailored Child Safe Policy to complement Gymnastics Australia’s (GA) Child Safe Policy, to ensure the highest standards are achieved in respect to the protection and safety of all participants.

In addition, NDGC has several supporting policies, procedures and codes of conduct that have been created specifically to further support our members. These documents are continually reviewed to ensure they are of the highest possible standard.


1. Child Safe Family Handbook

This Child Safe Family Handbook documents key child safe information about Northern Districts Gymnastic Clubs’ child safe policies, procedures and practices across all programs and services. It also provides parents, children and young people with child advocacy service information and services.

2. Child Safety Policy

The purpose of the Child Safe Policy is to ensure all stakeholders understand how NDGC works to keep children and young people safe.

3. Child Friendly Edition of our Child Safe Policy

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is the number one focus at NDGC. We want children and young people to feel safe and respected when they participate in our programs and visit our gym.

4. Child Safe Staff Code of Conduct

NDGC Safe Staff Code of Conduct represents a broad framework of ethical conduct that all NDGC Staff have an obligation to uphold.

5. Child Safe Complaints Handling Policy

NDGC is committed to ensuring that children and young people feel safe and respected. To achieve this, NDGC fosters an open culture that supports safe disclosure of risks of harm to children and young people.

6. Risk Management Policy

NDGC adopts a situational prevention approach to risk management.

7. GA’s Child Safeguarding Policy

This Policy is part of GA’s proactive and preventative approach to uphold its commitment to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of all Children who access our activities, programs, services or facilities.

8. GA’s Member Protection Policy

This Policy aims to maintain ethical and informed decision-making and responsible behaviours within our sport. It outlines our commitment to a person’s right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be safe and protected from Abuse.