Little Athletics Australia and its Centres are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in Little Athletics. The National Child Protection Policy provides the Little Athletics Body and its members, guidance to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all children in Little Athletics and to assist with the obligations under child protection laws.
Little Athletics Victoria and its affiliated Centres comply with Victorian Child Safe Legislation. The Child Safe Code of Conduct outlines appropriate standards of behaviour by adults towards children. The code aims to protect children, reducing the opportunity for abuse or harm to occur.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Little Athletics Victoria Code of Conduct can be found at http://lavic.com.au/Resources/Code-of-Conduct
CHILD SAFE POLICY:
The Little Athletics Victoria Child Safe policy and information regarding Working with Children's Checks can be found at http://www.lavic.com.au/child-safe/
Working with Children (WWC)
The WWC Check applies to adults who work with children or are engaged in volunteer roles involving children. The WWC Check applicable in Victoria is the mandatory minimum standard for a range of child-related industries. The WWC now covers all areas of administration, officiating and coaching. To ensure that Centres are protected, the following persons are required to obtain a WWC:
Parents who have a child registered at the Centre are exempt from the WWC Check unless they fall under one of the categories above.
Please be advised that all members of Wangaratta LAC have registered their WWC at the Centre.
It is compulsory for athletes to wear the Centre uniform on all competition nights and when competing at external events.
Regional /State Event Uniform:
EXTREME WEATHER POLICY:
We always aim to conduct our program for the safety and enjoyment of both athletes and the many volunteers. In the case of challenging weather the following practices will apply:
Decisions regarding changes to the program due to extreme weather (wet and hot) will be made by the President in consultation with our Track Marshall and communicated via Facebook before 4pm Friday.
HEALTHY FOOD CHOICE POLICY:
WLAC is aware that healthy eating is a vital part of good health. Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity are all associated with the food we eat.
We acknowledge that healthy eating can have an impact on our members and the provision of healthy foods will contribute to better health for all.
SMOKE FREE POLICY:
WLAC is aware that smoking endangers health and believes that all Little Athletics venues should be smoke free. The following strategies have been adopted to promote a smoke-free environment:
SUN SMART POLICY:
WLAC is aware that children are especially susceptible to the sun’s rays and that skin cancer can be prevented. The following strategies have been adopted:
RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT POLICY:
WLAC is aware that the misuse of alcohol causes harm to the drinker and others. The following strategies have been adopted: