Torquay Tornadoes Child Safety

Our commitment to child safety

Torquay Tornadoes Hockey Club has adopted the Hockey Australia Safe Hockey Policy and Procedures and is committed to child safety and the empowerment of children and young people through:
• Establishing a cultural safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued
• Supporting and respecting all children, as well as our staff and volunteers
• Promoting the participation and empowerment of children
• Promoting equity, diversity and acceptance for all children and young people
• A zero tolerance of child abuse
• Providing processes for complaints and concerns to be handled promptly with a child focused approach
• Promoting the safety & wellbeing of Children and Young People through physical and online environments
• Engaging coaches, managers, volunteers and committee members who are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing
• Embedding child safety and wellbeing in organisational leadership, governance and culture
• Equipping volunteers with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training
• Reviewing and improving our child safe policies, procedures, and practices regularly

We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously. If you have any concerns for the wellbeing of a child in the Club or would like further information please contact the Child Safety Officer.

The Child Safety Officer for Torquay Tornadoes is Danielle Riley. She can be contacted on 0429726209 or [email protected]