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​​Safeguarding Children and
Young People              

The Y Ballarat is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people.

We support the concept that in our society every child and young person deserves the right to thrive, learn and grow, be respected, valued and enabled to become an effective adult member of the community.

Our organisation ensures that each person involved in the delivery of services to children and young people understands their role and the behaviour we expect in safeguarding children and young people from abuse and neglect. 

The YMCA's National Safeguarding Unit has an aligned strategy across all Ys in Australia, developed to ensure that all Y people understand and excel in their shared responsibility to make sure children and young people can feel safe and be safe at the Y, in their famiiles and within their communities.

The Y is a recognised Safeguarding Children and Young People organisation accredited by the Australian Childhood Foundation.

Stay Safe, Tell Someone

At the Y, we encourage children and young people to feel comfortable to speak up if they are worried or concerned about something.


To tell someone at the Y, contact us by calling, emailing, texting or writing:
Phone: 0455 055 493
Text: 0455 055 493
Email: talksafely@ymca.org.au
Write to us at: PO Box 321, Ballarat, Vic 3353

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