In 2017, the Child Safe Standards were brought into effect for organisations such as the SMJFL and its clubs. The Training Hub is a central location for training, articles, templates and other resources to support Child Safety Officers at each club, as well as for the benefit of any other club officials, parents or players who may want to better understand the Standards.

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SMJFL Documents

Club Child Safety Officer Handbook – (Updated 22/02/2019) A Handbook designed to be the first reference point for CSO’s, covering all aspects of their role. Update includes Everproof (formerly BlueQ) troubleshooting guide, procedure if Negative Notice is received, an update Incident Report Template and more.

SMJFL Child Safe Policy – (updated 14/1/2019)

SMJFL Child Safe Code of Conduct – (reviewed 14/1/2019)

SMJFL Recruitment Policy – (reviewed 14/1/2019)

Incident Reporting Procedure

Incident Report Template


Club Documents

*Trainers – please note that the First Aid & CPR qualifications have a range of alternatives so please contact if you have any questions*

Child Safety Officer Position Description – A basic position description for the CSO role. Can be adapted as needed.

Club Child Safe Policy Template – A template to guide your club as it develops its own Child Safe Policy

Club Code of Conduct Template – A template to guide your club as it develops its own Child Safety Code of Conduct

Incident Reporting Info Sheet – Your Right to Enjoy Footy – An information sheet designed for those under 18 to make them aware of their rights and the importance of speaking up when uncomfortable or unhappy. Can be adapted, and is recommended to be on display in the club, somewhere visible to players.

Child Protection Training – A link to the Australian Sports Commission’s online training platform. The Child Protection Training module on the 2nd page of Learning Resources is a required module for CSO’s, and recommended for anyone else interested in understanding the issue of Child Safety further.

Case Studies 1 2 3 – Downloadable PDF’s of the Case Studies in the Child Protection Training module.

VicSport Club Review Template – A helpful tool for reviewing the clubs Child Safety progress once everything has been put in place.

Child Safe Standards Self-audit Tool – Another useful auditing tool.


Other Resources

Department of Human Services

Department of Justice and Regulation


Play By The Rules

Everproof (formerly BlueQ) Support


Child Abuse study

Creating A Child Safe Organisation

Responding To Child Abuse