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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Child Safety Officer Resources

A folder of Child Safety Resources can be accessed here as you required by the CSO them. Please contact for the password to this folder.

You can also refer to the Child Safety Handbook which covers everything you need to know as a CSO.

Links to Qualifications

Renew Working With Children Check

Coach AFL Qualifications

Child Protection Training

COVID 19 – Infection Control Training

Provide First Aid

Provide CPR

Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC)


Club Documents

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