Bikers United Against Child Abuse
Risk Management Strategy 2019
IntroductionBikers United Against Child Abuse exists to create a safer environment for abused children in our community. Our organisation consists of a group of Dedicated Bikers and Supporters who are committed to assist children and families who have been affected by child abuse. Our Members and supporters are ready to help the children and families by involving them with an established, united group of Bikers and their families who care about children and child abuse in our community and who will always maintain a high level or respect, dignity and honesty towards these children and their families. We will aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment by letting all who are involved with the abused child and their family that this child is part of our organisation, and that we are ready to lend our support to them by affiliation, loyalty and our physical presence. We will endeavor to shield these children from further abuse by standing up and giving them courage to disclose abuse and let our Nation's children know no child should live in fear. We are committed to adhering to our policies and procedures and to our risk management strategy to ensure the safety and well being of children who are in our care or involved with our organisation.
PurposeThe purpose of this document is to provide written processes for the risk management of the appropriate conduct of members, support members and volunteers of Bikers United Against Child Abuse or BUACA that comply with the legislative requirements specified in the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000, and the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Regulation 2001 and the Commission for Children and Young People Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2006, for the protection of children and young people from harm and the risk of harm.
ScopeThis Risk Management Strategy applies to all members, including volunteers, and other operators associated with the BUACA. The Strategy identifies the policies and procedures in place across the BUACA which, together, act to protect children from harm. It also identifies strategies in place for recruiting, selecting, training and managing members and volunteers; policies and procedures for handling disclosures or suspicions of harm, including reporting guidelines; risk identification and management; communication and support about matters relating to child protection and processes for managing breaches of the BUACA Child Protection Policy.
Policies and Procedures
The BUACA Child Protection PolicyThe BUACA Child protection policy outlines the commitment of the BUACA to the welfare and well-being of the children they are involved with. The Policy covers information for handling disclosures or suspicions of harm, including the reporting of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as neglect. The BUACA Child Protection Policy applies to all BUACA members and volunteers and is available: - Members Handbooks - By Request
Working With Childrens Check - Blue Card ProcedureAll members and support members in contact with children involved with BUACA must have a current blue card where required by legislation. The BUACA requires all persons who are engaged in, or provide services to, any child involved with BUACA except those volunteers who fall into the exempted categories, must be holders of positive notices, known as “Blue Cards’, issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian before commencing provision of services.
Blue Card Register To ensure compliance with legislation and BUACA Policy, each BUACA Chapter is required to maintain a register (Blue Card Register) of:- All blue card numbers and the expiry dates.