Child safety and wellbeing

Please find information about our child safety and wellbeing practice.


The State Sport Centres Trust (SSCT) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse, discrimination and inequality.

Children and young people’s rights, relationships, identity and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon.

We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are visitors to our venues and facilities.

The SSCT requires all staff to uphold these commitments. The SSCT has specific policies, work instructions and training in place to achieve these commitments.

Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy

The SSCT Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy outlines our commitment to child safety and wellbeing and identifies what will we do to empower children and young people and keep them safe and protected from harm and abuse.

Child Safety Code of Conduct

The SSCT Code of Conduct sets out expectations for how our staff should behave around children and young people and how they should respond to allegations of child abuse and harm.

Reporting a Child Safety concern

Child safety is important to us. We are here to listen and respond to any concerns for your or another young person’s safety while at a SSCT venue. If you wish to raise a safety concern, make a report or a complaint related to child safety, you can contact us by:

Contacts and Support Services for Children and Young People

In an emergency or if a child is in immediate danger or harm, please call police 000 (triple zero)

kids help line

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Phone: 1800 551 800 or visit

beyond blue

24 Hour phone line for support, information and advice Phone: 1300 224 636 or visit


Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services Phone: 13 11 14 or visit

victorian government child protection

Phone 13 12 78 or visit

welfare concerns that may not involve abuse, contact orange door

Phone 1800 319 353, or visit