The Jan Juc SLSC is committed to the health, safety and general wellbeing of all its members and wants our activities and events to be enjoyable, inclusive and safe for all. Our members are nurtured in an environment that values safety & support, trust & teamwork, caring & camaraderie and respect & responsibility.
We adhere to SLSA’s Member Protection Policy to ensure that every person is treated with respect and dignity and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. And that all our members are aware of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities, as well as the standards of behaviour expected of them.
Our commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People aligns with that provided by Lifesaving Victoria, which is fully detailed here on their website.
LSV’s Member Protection Working with Children Check (WWCC) Policy and supporting documents can be accessed via the following links –
The Club’s Member Protection Officer can be contacted by any member of the Club. The purpose of this role is to protect members of our Club and give them a safe environment to raise concerns.
Members who are 18+ years and patrol; are Nipper parents; assist with Junior programs; or wish to access the change rooms must have Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and Jan Juc SLSC (JJSLSC) as registered organisations on their:
For further assistance to fulfill the above requirements, download this Member Protection Information.
Criminal Offence for Failure to Protect Children
A new criminal offence for failing to protect a child under the age of 16 from a risk of sexual abuse commenced on 1 July 2015.
The offence will apply where there is a substantial risk that a child under the age of 16 under the care, supervision or authority of a relevant organisation will become a victim of a sexual offence committed by an adult associated with that organisation. A person in a position of authority in the organisation will commit the offence if they know of the risk of abuse and have the power or responsibility to reduce or remove the risk, but negligently fail to do so.
This Department of Justice webpage provides more information.
We thank you for your support in these matters.