Child Safety and Gender Equality

Child Safety Statement


Disability Sports Victoria is committed to safety and well being of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.


Disability Sports Victoria has zero tolerance for child abuse.


Disability Sports Victoria are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.


Every person involved in a Disability Sports Victoria programs and/or services has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the well being and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make

Gender Equality

Disability Sports Victoria commits to ensuring that everyone involved with our programs and services, regardless of their gender identity have access to equal power, resources and opportunities, and are treated with dignity, respect and fairness.

Disability Sports Victoria leads by example, ensuring that gender equality underpins all board planning, policies, service delivery and practices.

Achieving gender equality supports the global aim that all forms of violence against women and girls and persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are eliminated in public and private spaces.

This Statement of Commitment establishes the expectation that gender equality is considered and prioritized in all current and future Council planning, policy, service delivery and practice.

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