CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Wembley Junior Basketball Club is committed to ensuring that the children in our program are provided with the safest possible environment to enjoy the game of basketball. The club is looking to put in place processes to support and protect our members.

The Club and individuals are open to penalties if the following regulations are not adhered to. 

The mechanisms that we must adhere to are:

1. Working With Children Check – registered with Wembley, Altona and Westgate and
2. Member Protection Statuatory Declaration set out by Basketball Victoria and
3. Register as a coach or volunteer (Team Managers or others who are in contact with the kids regularly) with Altona through Sporting Pulse.

The club has also appointed a Child Protection officer who at the last update of this page is Megan Vecht.

For any questions, concerns or to report an incident you can report directly to Megan via childsafety@wembleybasketball.com.au.

If you do not get a response in a timely manner from the Child Protection Officer, do not hesitate to escalate to a Committee Member (see the Contact Details page) immediately or to an appropriate authority (See advice below).

As per current advice via the Child Protection Policy from Basketball Victoria:

Reporting a Concern – All suspicions and allegations MUST be reported appropriately. It is recognised that strong emotions can be aroused particularly in cases where sexual abuse is suspected or where there is misplaced loyalty to a colleague. It is important to understand these feelings but not allow them to interfere with your judgement about any action to take.

Basketball Victoria expects it’s members and staff to discuss any concerns they may have about the welfare of a child IMMEDIATELY with the person in charge and subsequently to check that appropriate action has been taken. If the nominated club welfare officer is not available you should take responsibility and seek advice from the duty officer at your local social services department or the police. Telephone numbers can be found in your local directory.

Referenced from Child Protection Policy at http://basketballvictoria.com.au/policies/

Policy reference at last update of this page: http://basketballvictoria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/CPP-Procedures.pdf


Working With Children Checks (WWCC)

Anybody who is in close contact with children needs to have a Working With Children Check (WWCC). This is a requirement of the Working With Children Act 2005 (http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/resources/legislation/)as well as the basketball associations our teams are associated with.

Coaches, Team Manager, Volunteers, Committee Members need to have a WWCC. The Club also suggests any parents who may fill in from time to time should also get a WWCC.

For more information and to apply for a WWCC: 

Our Club Details

Wembley Junior Basketball Club
PO Box 3098
Newport  VIC  3015
0430 222 697

Altona Basketball Association 

Wembley Junior Basketball Club
PO Box 3098
Newport  VIC  3015
0430 222 697

Westgate Basketball Association 

Westgate Basketball Association
PO Box is 405
Yarraville  VIC  3013
03 9919 6344

Occupational Fields Codes

 

  • 28 Coaching / private tuition for children
  • 42 Clubs, associations or movements of a cultural, recreational or sporting nature
  • 70 Clubs / associations / movements of recreational /sporting nature – high child participation
 

Member Protection Declaration

Basketball Victoria have introduced an additional level of protection requiring people interacting with children to complete a Member Protection Declaration. As our Club falls under the jurisdiction of Basketball Victoria, we must adhere to this process. These declarations must be renewed every 2 years.

Download the Member Protection Declaration here

The document notifies who can witness the signing of the declaration. Please use the Association Names (Altona and/or Westgate) when filling out the form.

Return the form in person to the Child Protection Officer or email to childsafety@wembleybasketball.com.au

To view more detail follow the link below and read the policies: http://basketballvictoria.com.au/policies/

  • MEMBER PROTECTION STATUTORY DECLARATION
  • Child Protection Policy
  • WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK ADVICE (updated February 2015)

 

Registering as a Coach or Volunteer

While Coaches and team managers may have registered their child through Sporting Pulse, they also need to regsiter themselves at Altona as a coach or volunteer.

You can request a reminder of your username and password from previous registrations. You will also require you WWCC number, expiry date and you declaration signature date. If you do not know the date then please put today’s date and the Club will clarify with Altona the actual date and update it on the system.

Please follow this link to register.

Wembley Junior Basketball Club Committee will review the necessary policies and procedures and look to adhere to these requirements on an ongoing basis.

This page was last updated 18 April 2018.