Code Club Australia is committed to provide an inclusive, safe, and empowering environment for people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. We have practices and policies to promote the welfare of everyone that participates. These are outlined here and in the . These are to be acknowledged and followed by all Code Club leaders, teachers, and volunteers engaging in Code Club activities across Australia.
Safeguarding resources for you
- Review the and Child Protection Code of Behaviour and Policy (below).
- Download .
- Complete a .
- Complete a Working with Children Check (more details below). This is mandatory for any person who is working or volunteering with children in Australia.
- Find out how to report a safeguarding concern (see below).
Child Protection Code of Behaviour and Policy
As part of our commitment to keeping children in our clubs safe, Code Club requests that all our volunteers have a background check. This check varies state by state, but is mandatory for any person over 18 who is working or volunteering with children. As a volunteer, your check is free in most states. Please use the link below appropriate to your state of residence to apply for your background check document.
How to report a safeguarding concern
A safeguarding concern is anything that makes you think twice about a child's safety or welfare.
Code Club aims to address all concerns raised by its services, in the most efficient way possible, whilst viewing complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve for the future.
If you have a safeguarding concern, you should first raise it with the staff managing your club venue. Find more information about how to do this below. All safeguarding concerns identified as a result of participating in a Code Club should also be reported directly to the Code Club team. You can contact Code Club Australia at or Code Club International at
If you have an urgent concern, please call the safeguarding number +44 (0)800 1337 112 which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our policy ensures that a fair complaints procedure is provided, and clearly accessible to anyone for use. We anticipate most concerns will be resolved shortly after being received, and will provide a satisfactory conclusion for those involved.
How to Place a Complaint
- Any parent that is uncomfortable with Code Club’s after school program, can proceed to speak with the teachers or volunteers at the program, or an after-school club manager.
- If this outcome is unsatisfactory or inefficient for the parties involved, parents may proceed to providing the school with a formal complaint in writing. Most concerns should be resolved by this stage.
- If parents are still unsatisfied with the proposed solution from the previous stage, parents can request a meeting with the school board and after school Code Club manager. A written record of the agreement will be made. All parties present will sign the record and receive a copy. The signed record will signify that the procedure has been concluded, and all parties are satisfied with the proposed outcome.
- If the stage 3 meeting between the two parties does not reach an agreement, an external mediator will help in settling the concern. The mediator should be accepted by both parties, and should offer advice in solving the situation. The mediator does not have any legal powers, but can review and attempt to resolve the concern between two parties. To keep all details confidential, the mediator must agree upon a signing a record of any meetings that are held, and any advice they give.
- When the mediator has concluded, a meeting will be held in place to decide the best action to take upon the concern raised. If agreed upon, both parties sign a record of the meeting, and are provided with a copy.