Humpybong Yacht Club staff and volunteers who work with children and young people have a responsibility to keep those children and young people safe. Humpybong Yacht Club takes steps to protect children from abuse and neglect as outlined in this code of conduct.
This code of conduct includes details of acceptable and unacceptable behaviours in dealing with children. It:
All Humpybong Yacht Club staff and volunteers are required to observe child safe principles and expectations for appropriate behaviour towards and in the company of children, as noted below.
Humpybong Yacht Club instructors, members and volunteers are responsible for supporting the safety and well-being of children by:
Humpybong Yacht Club staff and volunteers must not:
Humpybong Yacht Club staff, contractors and volunteers must observe this code of conduct and accept responsibility for immediately reporting any breach of this code to Humpybong Yacht Club’s Child Safety Officer or management team.
All volunteers who work with children must hold a current Positive Notice Bluecard issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian and must have their names listed in the club's register of blue card holders. The only volunteers who do not require a Bluecard are volunteers under the age of 18 years or those who are working with their own children.
The club will maintain a register of current Positive Notice Bluecard holders and keep it available for inspection at the club.
This policy applies to disclosures or suspicions of harm to children and young people, irrespective whether they attend Humpybong Yacht Club or whether the harm occurred internal or external to Humpybong Yacht Club.
A disclosure or suspicion of harm will be documented in a non-judgemental and accurate manner as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should the volunteer investigate or probe the young person for additional information. A copy of the written account shall be given to the police or child safety officer who takes over the case. The volunteer should keep the original report in a safe place where it cannot be accidentally read by other people.
Report disclosed or suspected harm to the Department of Child Safety if the suspicion or allegation of harm occurred at home.
Report disclosed or suspected harm to the Queensland Police Service if the suspicion or allegation of harm occurred outside the home.
This plan outlines the steps to be taken following a breach of the child protection policy in order to address the breach in a fair and supportive manner.
A breach is any action or inaction by any member of the organisation, including children and young people, that fails to comply with any part of the policy. All members, volunteers and committee members shall comply with the policy.
Depending on the nature of the breach the outcome may include: