HomeWho We AreSafeguarding Children and Young People


Thousands of children and young people take part in our services programs each year at our facilities. The breadth of our collective programs and services for children and young people includes:

  • Childcare facilities including long day care, outside school hours care, vacation care and kindergartens
  • Health and Fitness including teen gym programs
  • Sport and recreation including swimming and aquatics programs.

We take our responsibility for keeping children and young people safe very seriously. We follow clear policies and practices that aim to keep children and young people who participate in our programs and services safe.

Our organisation ensures that each person involved in the delivery of services to children and young people understands their role and the behaviour we expect in safeguarding children and young people from abuse and neglect. 

The YMCA's National Safeguarding Unit has an aligned strategy across all Ys in Australia, developed to ensure that all Y people undertand and excel in their shared responsibility to make sure children and young people can feel safe and be safe at the Y, in their famiiles and within their communities.

YMCA Ballarat is a recognised Safeguarding Children and Young People organisation accredited by the Australian Childhood Foundation.


To tell someone at the Y, contact us by calling, emailing, texting or writing:
Phone: 0455 055 493
Text: 0455 055 493
Email: talksafely@ymca.org.au
Write to us at: PO Box 321, Ballarat, Vic 3353


Please find attached a link to our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and child and young person friendly versions.:

More information

If you would like more information or have any feedback in regard to or about Safeguarding Children and Young People at the YMCA, please contact the Y, Ballarat 03 4311 1500 or email ballarat@ymca.org.au

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