ASHS Child Protection National Policy
The ASHS is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all young Members to enjoy their ASHS activities.
If you are involved with Youth in anyway within the Society you should ensure you are conversant with this Policy.
This policy guides volunteers, committees, paid personnel and officials on how to behave with children and young people in our organisation.
The policy focuses on how we can promote children’s participation in our organisation and make it safer for them.
The ASHS supports the active participation of children in our organisation. We listen to children’s views, respect what they say and involve them when we make decisions, especially about matters that will directly affect them.
In particular, Branch Executive’s should ensure they are conversant with the Child Protection Policy.
The safety of all ASHS Members is our number one priority and providing a safe and secure environment for our Youth is an important part of this commitment.
Please ensure your Branch takes the necessary time to identify and appoint a Child Welfare Officer who will be responsible for managing Working with Children Checks (WWCC) and the first point of contact in the event of an incident.