FDJFL Safeguarding
Implementation Program

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FDJFL Safeguarding Implementation Program

FDJFL community football clubs face the significant challenge of navigating the complexities of child safety and safeguarding responsibilities. Adhering to the Victorian Child Safe Standards can be daunting, with clubs often lacking the resources or knowledge to ensure they fully comply, leaving them vulnerable to risks and legal repercussions.

Without a clear, structured approach clubs not only jeopardise the safety and wellbeing of their young members but also risk damaging their reputation and trust within the community. The stakes are high, with potential legal, ethical, and operational implications looming over clubs that fail to meet the necessary standards.

Safeguarding You’s “FDJFL Safeguarding Implementation Program” offers a lifeline. This program simplifies the process through a comprehensive assess, report, improve, and certify methodology. 

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How it Works

ALL PROGRAMS include access to a digital library of amazing tools & resources

This Program Includes

  • 7 Components
  • FREE Smart Self Assessment
  • FREE Risk Report: High-Med-Low
  • Action Management Module
  • Digital Library of Resources
  • 24/7 Access: Mobile & TV

Optional: Program Review & Certificate of Assessment​

Program Modules

1. Awareness

Awareness is crucial in managing safeguarding responsibilities, particularly for organisations working with minors. It involves understanding legal obligations, recognising potential abuse signs, and knowing the correct responses. Such awareness ensures proactive protection of vulnerable individuals, creating a vigilant and responsible culture that minimises harm and promotes a safe environment.

2. Leadership

Leadership plays a pivotal role in safeguarding, setting the tone for an organisation's commitment to protecting vulnerable individuals. Effective leaders model best practices, establish clear policies, and foster an environment where safety is prioritised. Their proactive approach and dedication to creating a secure environment are essential for embedding safeguarding into the organisation's culture, ensuring that protection measures are not only implemented but also continuously improved.

3. Rules

Rules are the backbone of safeguarding within any organisation, providing a clear framework for behavior and procedures that protect vulnerable individuals. They establish concrete guidelines and boundaries, ensuring everyone knows their responsibilities and the actions required to maintain a safe environment. Implementing and adhering to these rules is crucial for a systematic approach to prevention and response, creating a structured and secure setting for all participants.

4. People

People are at the heart of safeguarding efforts, embodying the principles and actions that protect the vulnerable. Their awareness, vigilance, and commitment to following established rules and guidelines bring safeguarding policies to life. By actively participating in training, reporting concerns, and fostering a culture of safety, individuals within an organisation ensure a protective and supportive environment, demonstrating that safeguarding is not just a policy but a collective responsibility.

5. Education

Education is a critical component of safeguarding, empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills to identify, prevent, and respond to potential risks. Through ongoing training and awareness programs, everyone within an organisation becomes equipped to recognise signs of abuse or neglect and understand their role in the safeguarding process. This continuous learning environment not only strengthens the protective measures in place but also fosters a culture of vigilance and proactive care, ensuring the safety and well-being of vulnerable individuals.

6. Environments

Environments play a key role in safeguarding, requiring careful design and management to ensure they are safe and nurturing for all. By prioritising security measures, accessibility, and a culture of respect and inclusivity, organisations can create spaces that inherently minimise risks of harm. Effective environmental safeguarding involves regular risk assessments, clear signage, and protocols that everyone understands and follows, ensuring that the physical and emotional well-being of vulnerable individuals is protected.

7. Child Safety Risk Assessment

AFL Safeguarding Survival Guide

Tailored for club CSO’s, this guide cuts through the noise to deliver actionable strategies in Child Safeguarding.
More than just advice – it’s a blueprint for success. Avoid pitfalls, make smart decisions, and drive your organisation towards safer standards and sustainable growth. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to turn information into power.

AFL Safeguarding Implementation Program

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