Child Safe Sport Forum
Vicsport is hosting a child safe sport forum for State Sport Associations, Regional Sport Assemblies, Local Governments, Clubs and Associations.
Additional places have become available - please register below.
Join us as we unpack insights and effective strategies to safeguard sport for children and youth. Supported by the Victorian State Government and legal firm Landers & Rogers, this event will see a range of child safety experts share evidence based information and strategies to support child safety environments in sporting settings.
At this forum you will:
- Hear expert advice on strategies to create a culture of child safety in sport organisations
- Receive updates on support and resources available
- Learn about successful child safety strategies applied in sport and related community industries
Vicsport has lined up four excellent speakers for this event:
Professor Daryl Higgins commenced as the Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies in February 2017. His research focuses on public health approaches to protecting children, and child-safe organisational strategies. A registered psychologist, Prof Higgins has been researching child abuse impacts and prevention, family violence and family functioning for over 20 years.
Phoebe Pownall is the Gymnastics Victoria Child Safe Coordinator and has worked with children for over 10 years in Australia as well as in Cambodia, Africa and New Zealand. She has a degree in Psychological Science and has worked as a children’s behavioural therapist and more recently as a front line social worker for the Department of Human Services and in foster care for Berry Street.
Linette is currently working for the Centre for Multicultural Youth as the Sector Support and Youth Leadership coordinator, delivering a range of training and forums for all sectors. Her previous roles have included Child Wise (child safety), family violence and youth residential care work. Linette has extensive experience in designing and leading training and facilitation projects and consulting across the community, not for profit and government sectors.
Following the presentations there will be a panel discussion and opportunities for you to ask questions of these experts.
If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact Vicsport Participation Strategy Manager Tom Dixon via the details below.
Participation Strategy Manager
P 9698 8106
|Thu Dec 6 2018, 9:45am — Thu Dec 6 2018, 12:30pm|
Child Safe Sport Forum Ticket - $20 (Member: $20)
|Lander & Rogers, Level 12, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000|