Child Safe Environments

Gymnastics South Australia (GSA) is committed to promoting and protecting the interests, safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Everyone involved with Gymnastics SA, its affiliated clubs, committees and activities are responsible for the care and protection of children under 18 years of age. This includes reporting information about any form of suspected child abuse to the relevant authority or agency. Furthermore, GSA and the Board of Management declare that a Child Safe Environments Compliance Statement was lodged to meet the requirements of the Children's protection Act 1993


2019 Mandatory Child Protection Courses

Technical Members

As part of Gymnastics Australia’s (GA) ongoing commitment to child safety, all Technical Members will be required to complete the 20-minute GA Child Safety Online Course, prior to 2019 Technical Member renewals. 

To access the course at no cost to Technical Members:
1.    Log in to your Gymnastics Australia account at gymnastics.org.au/myaccount.
2.    Click the Go to LMS button.
3.    In the LMS, click the purple Browse Catalog button.
4.    Click Child Safety Courses and Webinars and on the following page you can enrol in the online course.

Once the online course has been completed a certificate and two (2) updating points will be issued via the LMS. Each Technical Member will be required to provide this certificate (or the GV Child Protection Online Course certificate) prior to 2019 Technical Member renewal.


Club Administrator

As part of Gymnastics Australia’s (GA) ongoing commitment to child safety, a new affiliation requirement has been put in place for 2019 Club Affiliations and renewals. 

All currently affiliated Clubs will be required to have a minimum one person (preferably a key administrator) from their club participate in an interactive child safe webinar.

This webinar - designed and presented by Bravehearts specifically for the gymnastics community - will educate Clubs on important child safety topics and contribute towards creating safer environments for our children and young people.

The webinar covers the following modules:

  • Facts and statistics about child abuse and neglect
  • Definitions of child abuse
  • Indicators of child abuse
  • Sexual behavioural problems
  • Recognising and responding to grooming
  • Protective factors
  • Responding to disclosures 
  • Reporting concerns
  • A child protection culture
  • GA and Bravehearts initiatives

The webinar will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed at no cost to the club or individual.

The individual who completes the webinar would ideally be the club administrator, member of staff or committee member who attends the Club regularly. Once the webinar has been completed a certificate will be issued via the LMS. The Club will be required to upload a copy of this certificate as part of the affiliation renewal process.

How to access the Webinar - Which steps are for me?

Follow these quick steps to find out which method you’ll use to register for the webinar.

  1. Login to Gymnastics Australia website using your normal account details. Use this link to log in: www.gymnastics.org.au/myaccount
  2. Can you see a blue Go to the LMS button under Handy Links?

     


DCSI Screening

How to register for a Department of Communities & Social Inclusion 'DCSI' application with Gymnastics SA

If you currently do not have a working with children check {or DCSI-Child Related Employment Check} you will now be able to start your application via Gym SA.  Gymnastics SA is the Registered Organisation with the DCSI Screening Unit.Please note that in 2018 only the DCSI CHECK will be applicable for all Clubs and it staff {paid, unpaid, volunteers and committee members}.

 To start an application please complete the initial JOT form. CLICK HERE

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once the JOT form is completed  GSA can initiate your application with the Screening unit (allow up to 7 days). 

  • You will receive an email from the DCSI Screening Unit with a link to commence your online application.
  • Each applicant will need to pay for their DCSI check unless otherwise arranged with their club.
  • Once you have received your certificate in the post, please take this to your club to have this documented.

There are three (3) ID verification options:

Option 1: If you have the correct photo documentation and I.D you can have your ID verified online.  OR,

Option 2: If you currently do not have the  necessary ID to verify online, you can  select to have your ID verified by the “Registered Organisation”[GSA] and bring your ID to GSA at your earliest convenience.

Option 3: Is for staff members {paid, unpaid, volunteers and staff} under 18 years.