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2016 safeguarding children logoIt is with great pleasure that I inform you that YMCA Geelong has successfully been accredited under the Australian Childhood Foundation – Safeguarding Children Program.
Our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures detail our legal, moral and Mission-driven responsibility to protect children and young people from harm and ensures our staff have a detailed understanding of the policy and their vital role in creating a culture where children and young people’s wellbeing is safeguarded.

At a National level the YMCA Australia have demonstrated its commitment to child safety and made a Public Apology to past survivors of child sexual abuse and announced a National Redress Scheme.
YMCA considers all forms of child abuse to be intolerable and inexcusable under any circumstances. We recognise the lifelong impact that child abuse may have on the health and wellbeing of individuals, their families, and communities.

The National Council of YMCAs will also introduce our National Redress Scheme that will give survivors according to their individual needs:

  • an opportunity to tell their story
  • an option to receive a personal apology
  • support to access counselling and psychological care
  • offer of a monetary payment

YMCA Geelong is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people and ensuring that all children and young people develop and reach their potential in environments that are caring, nurturing and safe.

I encourage our community, members, staff and volunteers to ensure that they will always be an advocate for the rights of children.

For more information about the YMCA commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young people, or to raise a concern; please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdfClick Here to view the Safeguarding Children and Young People Flyer

Contact Us

Newtown Stadium
25 Riversdale Road
Newtown, 3220
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

North Geelong
Victoria St (Arena Complex)
North Geelong, 3218
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

Camp Wyuna
71 Flinders St
Queenscliff, 3225
Phone: (03) 5258 1656

YMCA Bannockburn
132 Milton Street
Bannockburn, 3331
Phone: (03) 5281 2316

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