Child Safety

Child Safe at BTBC

All children who participate or work in programs at Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Club have a right to feel and be safe. The welfare of the children in our care will always be our first priority. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe to engage and participate in our programs.

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously, consistently and confidentially with our robust policies and procedures. We have dedicated Child Wellbeing and Safety Advisors to support these processes.

Our Club is committed to preventing child abuse by identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks in association with BTBC activities.

We will rigorously fulfil our legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we have reasonable belief that a child’s safety is at risk.

Our robust human resources and recruitment practices ensure all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children and are committed to their safety and wellbeing.

We are committed to providing safe physical and virtual environments.

We support inclusion and participation of all children. We respect and value the cultural rights and safety of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with a disability, and children who identify with the LGBTIQ community. 

We are committed to empowering children and young people, ensuring they know their rights in relation to participation and safety, and hearing directly from them in relation to club related matters.


BTBC Child Safe Policy  

BTBC Child Safe Policy 2022


Meet our Child Wellbeing and Safety Advisors

BTBC has appointed Child Wellbeing and Safety Advisors who have specific responsibility for responding to any observation, query or complaint made by children, staff, volunteers or parents related to child safety and wellbeing matters. If a person does not feel comfortable making a report to a Child Wellbeing and Safety Advisor, they may report their concern to a member of the Board of Management or a staff member or volunteer, who will be required to report concerns to the Child Wellbeing and Safety Advisor. 

Our Child Wellbeing and Safety Advisors are Nerida Mason and Daniela Pepe.

If you wish to discuss a child safety matter or make a report,

please contact or contact 0408 053 799

Your report will be dealt with in confidence.

Nerida Mason

or contact 0408 053 799

Daniela Pepe

or contact 0408 053 799


BTBC Child Safety Reporting Process


Child Safe BTBC Training Webinar, Resources and Guides

  • View our BTBC All Staff Child Safe Training Webinar

  • BTBC Quick reference examples of acceptable/unacceptable child safe behaviours 

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  • BTBC Child Safe Employment Practices  

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  • Child Safety Guide for Teens 

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  • Child Safety Guide for Parents 


  • Child Safe E-Guide 

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  • Guidelines for Communicating with Children 

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  • Guidelines for Physical Contact when Working with Children 

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Additional information on safeguarding children

  • Victoria’s Child Safe Standards are further explained in this video message from the Commission for Children and Young People.