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Safeguarding Children

At the YMCA NT we believe that for young people to be inspired they must feel safe and be safe.

We care about children and young people and supporting them to lead active and fulfilled roles within our community. That’s why we are committed to listening to and amplifying their voices.

At the YMCA NT we have developed our own Feel Safe, Be Safe Framework which aspires to ensure that all children and young people are safe and feel safe at the YMCA NT, in their families and in their communities.


Our Safeguarding Framework aims to develop:

  • A safe culture nationally which empowers Children and Young People by promoting Children and Young Person focused leadership and governance;
  • Safe operations to ensure the YMCA People have the right policies, processes and practices to keep Children and Young People safe; and
  • Safe environments at the YMCA and in communities which empower Children and Young People to thrive.

The YMCA´s Safeguarding Framework

Feel Safe, be safe





Families and Communities







Values and Behaviours

Education and Training

Continuous Improvement








At the YMCA we commit to embedding our Safeguarding Framework across all our Member YMCA programs and services, and to continue to work towards achieving our mission. In doing this, we commit to providing an environment that ensures the safety and wellbeing of all Children and Young People, families and communities and our YMCA People.

We commit to implementing our Stay Safe, Tell Someone Program by supporting Children and Young People as well as YMCA People to understand that if they see, hear, or feel something that makes them feel worried or concerned, they can tell someone at the YMCA.

We commit to listening to Children and Young People, empowering them to speak up and amplifying their voices. This includes those from diverse backgrounds including our First Nations Children and Young People, those living with disability, those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and those who identify as LGBTIQA+.

The YMCA NT strictly adheres to all the requirements under the Care and Protection of Children Act and the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Law. All educators are required to hold a current Working with Children Check Card (Ochre Card) and a National Police Check. All educators undertake Safeguarding Training and Mandatory Reporting training.

The YMCA’s Safeguarding Resources

To learn more about the policies , strategies and licencing standards that underpin our Feel Safe, Be Safe framework at the YMCA, please refer to the following documentation.

Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy

Read our Policy

The YMCA NT’s National Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Read our Policy

The YMCA NT’s National Teen and Youth Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Read our Policy

The YMCA NT’s Safeguarding Strategy

View our Strategy

The YMCA NT’s Safeguarding Vision and Pillars

Learn about our Safeguarding Vision and Pillars

The YMCA NT’s National Safeguarding Guidance

View our Guidance

To learn more about the YMCA NT National Safeguarding strategy and how it is being put to practise across all YMCA NT organisations, please view our safeguarding guidance videos, relevant to each aspect of our Safeguarding Framework.

View safeguarding guidance videos

The YMCA NT’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Licensing Standards

View our Licencing Standards

Coronavirus Advice Poster for Children

View our Poster for Children

Coronavirus Advice Video for Children

View our Video for Children

Coronavirus Safety Advice for Parents

Read our Advice

Lodge a Safeguarding Concern

To report a safeguarding concern, please lodge via our safeguarding reporting system.


YMCA NT Safeguarding

If you would like to discuss a safeguarding concern with our Safeguarding team at Y NT, please contact us directly.

Deirdre Donnelly

Our Early Learning Policies

To learn more about the safety standards and procedures that keep children safe at the YMCA, please read our relevant policies below.