The Gisborne Rookies Junior Football Netball Club INC, (GRJFNC) recognises that Children need special care and attention. As such, the GRJFNC is committed to the protection and safety of children. The GRFNC aims to protect the welfare of Children involved in the sports of football and netball by creating, implementing and complying with the following measures we are committed to:

  1. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Children who participate in the GRJFNC activities and ensuring that their experiences are positive;

  2. Ensuring Children are empowered and know what behaviour is and is not acceptable;

  3. Ensuring Children know how to report (and where to report) an incident and feel empowered

    to do so if they are either subject to, or become aware of, potential abuse or misconduct;

  4. Prioritising and addressing the concerns of Children in relation to their safety;

  5. Undertaking thorough screening process to reduce the risk of people with improper motives

    being involved in GRJFNC activities;

  6. Communicating openly with parents of Children and always ensuring safety of Children as

    paramount; and

  7. Remaining vigilant to ensure best practice standards in relation to Child Safety are utilised in

    delivering AFL and NETBALL VICTORIA’S services and activities.

The GRJFNC will in addition to the above statement, also take reasonable steps to promote the cultural safety of Aboriginal Children and Children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as promoting the Safety of Children with special needs.

A pdf version of this statement is available here.