At the Y we believe in the power of inspired young people. For young people to be inspired, we know they need to feel safe and be safe. That is why the Y is independently reviewed by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to ensure our services are safe for all children and young people.
The ACF ‘Independently Reviewed’ stamp is a sign of assurance that the Y is a safe place for your children and young people.
On this page, you will find links to our policies, staff/volunteer code of conduct, and parent/carer information brochure.
We encourage parents/guardians to report any concerns relating to the safety or wellbeing of their own or other child(ren) or young person in a YMCA facility. This can be done:
The YMCA has a culture of awareness and vigilance supported by:
Child protection is embedded into the YMCA both on a local and national level. YMCA Brisbane has its own dedicated safeguarding team, and on a larger scale the Y founded the YMCA National Safeguarding Unit – a body which ensures the highest standards of safeguarding practices, policies and procedures are in place across Australia.
The Y is also independently reviewed by the Australian Childhood Foundation.