Family & Children’s Services


The City of Ballarat is committed to child safety and adherence to the Child Safe Standards.

Thousands of children and young people take part in City of Ballarat programs each year, such as childcare, playgroups, aquatic education, youth groups and maternal and child health.

As well as providing developmentally appropriate and meaningful programs, we aim to keep children and young people safe.
We have a range of policies and procedures to help us to do that.

These include:
  • All of our staff who work with children (or who oversee staff who do) must maintain a valid Working with Children Check
  • We don't appoint staff until a satisfactory police check has been completed
  • Our staff follow a Code of Conduct, which provides guidelines for staff behaviour when working with children and young people
  • All of our staff who work with children and young people complete a Child Safety course within 3 months of being employed with us

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