2023-T3-Community Group Workshop: Child Safe (ONLINE)


An introduction to the Child Safe Standards for Community Groups in Ballarat.

6.00 pm - 8.00 pm, Wednesday 26 July 2023
Online via Zoom

We all want to protect children when they engage with our community organisation or group. 

Children have the right to feel safe and to be safe all the time but this requires commitment from everyone in the community.

The updated Child Safe Standards introduced into Victoria have been applicable from 1 July 2022. The standards support community organisations and groups to become child safe organisations.

The Neighbourhood Houses in Ballarat have been working through the standards, making some improvements to the way we operate to ensure children are, and feel, safe at all times when interacting with us. There are many of different ways in which community organisations already have a child safe culture – but there is always room for improvement. We are happy to talk through the steps we have taken and share ideas and resources to help your community organisation become even safer for children.

For those organisations which are required to comply, the standards are mandatory. Even if your organisation is not required to comply, we strongly suggest that you consider reviewing your policies and procedures to ensure that they put child safety and well-being first and that child safety is in every part of your operations.

To assist community groups and organisations, as part of the Community Governance Project, we are offering a Workshop introducing the Child Safe Standards. The Workshop will include a review of each standard and some practical steps that can be taken to implement them.

To find out more, visit the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House website.


For help, see our step-by-step guide to registering online.

Upon arrival for your first session, you may be asked to complete a paper form and agree to the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions.

In order to keep everyone involved with the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House safe, we recommend wearing a face-mask when practical to do so and using hand sanitiser regularly. Please do not attend activities with the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House if you have cold/flu symptoms. We will happily refund any pre-paid registration if you are unable to attend due to illness or potential COVID-19 exposure.  

You can view the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House COVID-Safe Plan.


For any questions, please contact us. We are available from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Tuesdays to Fridays during school term.

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  • Starts

    26th Jul 2023, Wed

  • Ends

    26th Jul 2023, Wed

  • Where

    Online via Zoom

  • Facilitator

    Kay Miller

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    Wednesday, 26th Jul 2023 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Ballarat East Neighbourhood House
    0422 612 052

    The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions can be found online. You will be asked to agree to these at the next step of your registration.

    Privacy Policy - Ballarat East Neighbourhood House

    You can read and download all policies and procedures for the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House online.

    The full Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Privacy Policy is available online. 

    Privacy Statement
    The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House will use the information provided in our registration forms to communicate with the registered participant about the activity in which they have enrolled (for example: confirming activity details, finalising payments, changes such as cancellations or substitute teachers and priority enrolment opportunities for future activities). Where an email address has been provided, we will use your personal information to send you our regular email update and we may also send occasional extra communications about our activities, opportunities, relevant issues and about the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House more broadly. You may choose to opt out of the email updates. The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House's Privacy Policy is available at ballarateastnh.org.au/about-us/policies-procedures/privacy-policy-full. The policy contains important information about how you can access and request correction of information we hold about you, how you may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles and how the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House will deal with any privacy complaint. If you have any questions, our contact details are email: reception@ballarateastnh.org.au, phone: 0422 612 052 or post: Barkly Square: Wadawurrung Country, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East, 3350 or PO Box 1443, Ballarat East, 3354

    Privacy Policy Declaration

    Ballarat East Neighbourhood House (BENH) is committed to protecting and upholding the right to privacy of BENH users, staff, Committee of Management (CoM) members and representatives of agencies we deal with. In particular, BENH is committed to protecting and upholding the rights of our users and staff to privacy in the way we collect, store and use information about them, their needs and the services we provide to them.

    Online Forms

    If you provide personal details during your visit to the BENH website, then BENH only use and disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected. Any other type of use and disclosure will require your consent or be in accordance with prescribed exemptions under privacy laws.

    For example, if you complete an online form requesting services, unless you give consent to your personal details being used for other purposes, then those details will only be used for the purpose of requesting that service, for a secondary related purpose, or for another that falls within one of the exemptions of use and disclosure in the privacy legislation.

    Cancellation and Refund Policies

    The Cancellation and Refund Policies form part of the Activity Terms and Conditions which are available in full online.

    Cancellation Policy

    Ballarat East Neighbourhood House (BENH) reserves the right to cancel activities if the required minimum number of participants enrolled prior to the activity starting date is not met. A full refund will be given for payments received.

    In the case that the activity teacher is unable to attend due to illness or an unexpected change of circumstances, the class may be postponed to a later date or cancelled. If the class is postponed and the rescheduled date does not suit a participant, a refund may be requested.

    Refund Policy

    Fee refunds are not automatic and must be applied for in writing to the Manager.

    The following will be taken into account before a Refund is issued:

    • Approved fee refunds are only processed after the fees have been cleared through the bank account.
    • A student excluded, suspended, or expelled under a BENH/Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre/ Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre policy or procedure is not entitled to a refund (except where any Commonwealth or State legislation or code of practice provides otherwise).
    • Where the student ceases training of their own volition prior to the midway point of the program (defined as midway through unit completion, or midway through time period of course, whichever is the earlier), the maximum fee refund will be 50% of the total fee payment.
    • Where the student ceases training of their own volition after the midway point of the program as defined above, no refund is payable.
    • Refunds will not be issued after course commencement except in exceptional circumstances or where funding guidelines stipulate this requirement. In exceptional circumstances a participant may apply in writing for special consideration of a refund for the following bereavement, hospitalisation and/or unexpectedly having to assume carer’s responsibilities.
    • BENH will not issue refunds for a change in working hours; inconvenient travel; moving interstate; job change or change of career direction or change of mind.
    • Actual attendance in class by the student will not be considered when assessing a refund request.