Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
Ballet schools raise the ‘child safe’ bar
A large contingent of ballet, jazz and tap dance teachers, school owners, dance judges and officials from across NSW have come together to learn how to make dance environments safer for children.
In the wake of the high profile mid-2013 arrest of a Sydney dance school teacher for multiple offences, including sexual assault of a minor and possession of child pornography, The Office of the Children's Guardian partnered with Ballet Australasia Limited and the National Dancing Association to deliver the Child Safe Organisation training.
The seminar took place at Ballet Australasia Limited's premises in Sydney on 17th January 2014.
The training, as part of the Ballet Australasia Limited's Summer School, outlined the systems, practices and tools which will help make dance organisations more child safe and child friendly.
Topics covered included risk management strategies, the new Working With Children Check obligations, recruitment tips, legal responsibilities, social media advice, appropriate behaviours and complaint handling procedures.
Ballet Australasia Limited Director Christopher Wood said that Child Safe Organisational training for the dance sector is an important opportunity for dance schools to understand what is needed to ensure children are kept safe.
Wood explained "the Child Safe Organisation training is about educating teachers on the latest policies and practices that businesses can implement to develop caring and safe environments."
The Office of the Children's Guardian has been working with Showcase Dance and the broader dance sector to help them implement improved child safe policies and practices. Since May 2013, they have conducted 11 Child Safe seminars for the dance industry in NSW. This year more Dance specific Child Safe seminars will take place in regional areas of NSW.
NSW Children's Guardian Kerryn Boland said it was encouraging that national dance organisations were keen to be involved with the Child Safe Organisations community education and training program.
Boland stated "the dance sector should be commended for the efforts they are taking to increase their understanding of child protection in their particular workplaces."
Following the arrest of Grant Davies, who remains in custody having been charged with multiple offences, the dance school community moved quickly to regulate their industry.
For more information go to www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/
Image used for illustrative purposes only.
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…read more
Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…read more
Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…read more
Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!