The South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) is committed to ensuring that children and young people who participate in its activities have a safe and happy experience. SMJFL supports and respects children, young people, staff, volunteers and participants.
In April 2012, the Victorian government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The inquiry’s final report, Betrayal of Trust, made a number of recommendations that have been acted on by the Victorian Government. The creation of Child Safe Standards (the Standards) was one of the key recommendations. From 1 January 2017, the Child Safe Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations).
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)