Safeguarding children and young people at the Kingswim
We have worked hard to ensure that our policies, procedures and practices enable us to provide the safest environment possible for children and young people.
We have a strong commitment to our Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Our commitment also extends to providing developmentally appropriate and meaningful programs to the community, as well as working with children and their parents to help everyone become healthy and happy.
We recruit, train and support our staff to care for the children and young people in our programs and services. We ensure that our staff always act in the best interests of children and young people, take all reasonable steps to keep them safe, and to promptly respond to any concern regarding the safety or development of children in our care.
About our safeguarding
Our Safeguarding Children and Young People (SCYP) policy applies to every staff member at Kingswim, and includes the following key elements:
- All employees must maintain a valid Working With Children Check;
- We do not appoint employees until a satisfactory police check has been completed;
- Our staff must comply with Kingswim Code of Conduct, which provides guidelines for appropriate behaviour when working with children and young people;
- all staff must complete the National Feel Safe Be Safe training;
- Our staff must comply with external mandatory reporting requirements and with our incident management and reporting procedures;
- Each of our centres participate in annual auditing and monitoring processes, to ensure compliance with the SCYP Policy and Procedure.
We know that it takes more than great policies and procedures to keep children safe.
At Kingswim people matter to us. In every interaction, every smile, every helping hand, we’re building strong individuals who are never out of their depth, in swimming and in life.
The Australian Childhood Foundation ‘Independently reviewed’ stamp is a sign of assurance that Kingswim is a safe place for your children and young people.
The Australian Childhood Foundation ‘Independently reviewed’ stamp