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​​​Safeguarding Children and Young People

Childhood is a time to have fun, be carefree, splash around, play games – and the Y is a great place to enjoy being a child. At the Y, Safeguarding Children and Young People is our highest priority, so we want children and young people to hear our message loud and clear, we want you to “Feel Safe and Be Safe".

Offering safe spaces for children​ to enjoy being a child is one of our greatest privileges. Whether it's at a Kindergarten, an Early Learning Centre, an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) program or a Youth Hub – we offer many programs and services for children and young people – places of connection and belonging.

We always want to see things through the eyes of children and young people – to make sure they're kept safe. That's why we are committed to truly listening to children and young people – and amplifying their voices. We believe in the power of inspired young people, and for young people to be inspired they must be safe, and they must feel safe.

The Y Ballarat is independently reviewed by the Australian Childhood Foundation​​ to ensure our services are safe for all children and young people.​

To tell someone at the Y, contact us by calling, emailing, texting or writing:
Phone: 0455 055 493
Text: 0455 055 493
Email: talksafely@ymca.org.au
Write to us at: The Y Ballarat, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat 3350

Documents

  
  
Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.pdfSafeguarding Children and Young People Policy
The Y Safeguarding Strategy.pdfThe Y Safeguarding Strategy
The Y Safeguarding Policy - Child Friendly Version.pdfThe Y Safeguarding Policy - Child Friendly Version
The Y Safeguarding Policy - Teen and Youth Friendly Version.pdfThe Y Safeguarding Policy - Teen and Youth Friendly Version
The Y Safe Behaviours.pdfThe Y Safe Behaviours
The Y Ballarat What You Can Expect at a Y Service.pdfThe Y Ballarat What You Can Expect at a Y Service
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