Safety, Wellbeing and COVID-19
Providing an environment that promotes your child’s safety and wellbeing is a core value of the Fitzroy Junior Football Club. Our focus is on advocating for the wellness of our children, and implementing the best advice currently available.
AFL Victoria Child Safe Standards (CSS)
The Child Safe Standards (CSS) are an important addition to Victorian legislation to ensure children feel safe and are protected from harm in all organisations. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure this is the case. The CSS include the introduction of compulsory, minimum standards for all organisations in the State that work with children. More information can be found at the Commission for Children & Young People (CCYP) website.
AFL Victoria requires each of its Affiliates and Programs to nominate a Child Safety Officer who is the initial point of contact for any report. The position of Child Safety Officer for FJFC is held by John Daniliuc (see Committee for contact details). In this role John provides a point of contact for anyone at the club to speak to if a child is feeling unsafe.
The AFL & AFL Victoria ensures these standards are adopted across all areas of football in Victoria. These are incorporated in FJFC Policies and Procedures (see Child Safety Policy). The current AFL child safe policy can be found here.
Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, the 2021 season is subject to the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s directions as in place from time to time. Current information can be found here.
Managing Head Injuries and Concussion
Resources to assist parents and carers mange head injuries (including concussion) can be found below:
- Policy Statement – Management of Head Injuries
- AFL – The Management of Sport-Related Concussion in Australian Football – April 2021
- AFL – The Management of Sport-Related Concussion in Australian Football – FAQs
- Insurance – How to Claim
Resources to assist trainers can be found below: