Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework

At the Y we believe in the power of inspired young people. For young people to be inspired, we know they need to feel safe and be safe. That is why the Y is independently reviewed by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to ensure our services are safe for all children and young people.

The ACF ‘Independently Reviewed’ stamp is a sign of assurance that the Y is a safe place for your children and young people.

Our Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework endorses the Y’s efforts to actively pursue the highest level of child safety in our organisation and is highlighted by:
  • ACF ‘Independently Reviewed’ stamp of approval
  • A National Framework and Strategy
  • Our rigorous and robust recruitment, screening and induction process, where everyone working or engaged
    at the Y must have a valid Working with Children Check.
  • Comprehensive and ongoing training and professional development
  • An environment which is child friendly but limits an opportunity for a child or young person to be harmed.

View YMCA Australia Safeguarding page for more information.