Safeguarding children and young people framework

Our safeguarding framework diagram from the National Safeguarding Unit at the Y Feel safe, be safe

We believe in the power of inspired young people. 

We know that to be inspired, young people need to feel safe. That is why the Y is reviewed by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). The ACF’s ‘Independently Reviewed’ stamp is your assurance that the Y is a safe place for children and young people.

Our safeguarding children and young people framework endorses our efforts to achieve the highest level of child safety. It is highlighted by:
  • ACF ‘Independently Reviewed’ stamp of approval
  • a national framework and strategy
  • our rigorous recruitment, screening and induction process (everyone engaged at the Y must have a valid Working with Children Check)
  • comprehensive, ongoing training and professional development
  • a child-friendly environment that limits opportunities for a child or young person to be harmed.
Australian Childhood Foundation Independently reviewed

Visit YMCA Australia Safeguarding for more information.