Child Safe Standards

The Victorian Government has introduced updated compulsory minimum standards, which apply to organisations that provide services for children, to protect children from all forms of abuse. The New Child Safe Standards (Standards) came into effect on 1 June 2022.

Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic) and its affiliated Centres must comply with these Standards.

To meet obligations under the Standards, LAVic have adopted the LAA National Child Protection Policy (Policy) and has developed a Code of Conduct for Dealing with Children and Young People in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

The child safe policies can be found on the LAVic website –

For further information on the Child Safe Standards you can head to the Commission for Children and Young People at – and the Child Safe Standards can be found here at

The Executive Committee members of Knox Little Athletics Centre has adopted and Signed the Code of Conduct for Dealing with Children and Young People published by LAVic.

At Knox LAC has an appointed Child Safe Officer, who is responsible for keeping the Centre and Clubs up to date with Policy requirements, and providing assistance and guidance in related issues at the Centre.

If your have any questions on child protection please contact our Child Safe Officer

Working With Children Check

The Working with Children Check (WWC) was implemented to protect our children from harm from Physical Contact to face-to-face communication.

All Centre and Club committee members, chief officials, coaches, and volunteers without children at the Centre and people require a current WWC Check.

Now with technology playing a huge part in our children’s lives, the WWC Check also incorporates electronic, written and oral communication to protect children from on-line predators. For Knox LAC, this means that whoever manages websites and social media for the Centre or its Clubs must also have a current WWC Check.

To apply for the WWC Check (it’s free!), please go to

If you have any questions regarding the WWC Check, please contact the Centre’s Child Protection Officer at