Child Safe Policy

Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd

Last Updated: 31th January 2024


Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children and young people involved in our programs and activities. This Child Safe Policy is in accordance with the Child Safety Standards set by the New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (QLD) Governments.

Child Safety Standards

Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd adheres and continuously strives and educates staff to the following 10 key standards, ensuring the safety and well-being of children and young people:

  1. Child Safety Policy
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Working with Children Checks
  4. Recruitment and Training
  5. Empowering Children
  6. Reporting Child Abuse
  7. Responding to Child Abuse
  8. Strategies to Identify and Reduce Risks of Child Abuse
  9. Leadership and Governance
  10. Culturally Safe and Inclusive Environments

Code of Conduct for Employees, Volunteers, and Contractors

1.  Management Responsibilities:

 1.1 Overall welfare and well-being of children, staff and volunteers.

 1.2 Accountability for managing and maintaining a duty of care.

 1.3 Nomination of a Child Protection Officer to support staff, volunteers, children, and their carers.


2. All Individuals Involved:

   2.1 Work towards organisation aims and purposes.

   2.2 Responsibility for relevant administration of programs.

   2.3 Maintenance of a duty of care towards others involved.

   2.4 Establishment and maintenance of a child-safe environment.

   2.5 Fair, considerate, and honest conduct.

   2.6 Respectful treatment of children and young people. 

   2.7 Positive role modelling for children and young people.

   2.8 Professional actions.

   2.9 Strict impartiality.

   2.10 Compliance with organisational guidelines on physical contact with children.

   2.11 Respect for privacy and limited disclosure of information.

   2.12 Operation within the policies and guidelines of Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd.

   2.13 Immediate contact with the police if a child is at risk of abuse (phone 000).

  1. Prohibited Conduct:

    3.1 No shaming, humiliating, oppressing, belittling, or degrading children.

   3.2 No unlawful discrimination against any child.

    3.3 No activities likely to physically or emotionally harm children.

    3.4 No unnecessary physical contact or personal tasks for children.

   3.5 No unnecessary alone time with a child.

    3.6 No development of 'special' relationships for personal needs.

   3.7 No favouritism through gifts or inappropriate attention.

   3.8 No contact outside of organisational programs.

   3.9 No unauthorised photography or video without consent.

   3.10 No working under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

   3.11 No open discussions of a mature or adult nature in the presence of children.

   3.12 No use of inappropriate language in the presence of children.

   3.13 No actions in contravention of organisational policies or this Code of Conduct.

Consequences of Breach

Any breach of this Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action, including and up to termination of employment or cessation of engagement with Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd. 

Additional Information:

Code of Conduct, Social Media Policy, and Anti-Discrimination Policy

In addition to our comprehensive Child Safe Policy, Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect. We have established a Code of Conduct that outlines clear expectations for the behaviour of staff, students, and parents, promoting a positive and supportive cheer community. Our Social Media Policy provides guidelines for responsible online engagement, ensuring a digital space that aligns with the values upheld in our physical environments. Further, we have an Anti-Discrimination Policy in place to reinforce our commitment to a diverse and discrimination-free environment. All these policies are readily accessible upon signing up for our programs and will be provided to each enrolment. Additionally, they are available upon request, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and ensuring that everyone associated with Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd has access to the information necessary to create a safe and inclusive environment.



Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd is committed to the highest standards of child safety, and this policy outlines our dedication to creating a secure and supportive environment for all children and young people associated with our organisation. We continuously strive to uphold these principles and encourage all stakeholders to join us in fostering a culture of child safety.


Reporting Concerns

At Oxygen Cheer Pty Ltd, we value the safety and well-being of every individual in our cheer community. If at any time you have concerns or feel there may be a breach of our policies, we encourage you to bring it to our attention. Your voice is essential in maintaining the integrity of our programs and ensuring a secure environment for everyone involved. Please utilize the link provided at the bottom of this webpage to confidentially report any concerns or incidents. Rest assured, all concerns will be sent directly to our designated point of contact and Child Safe Support Officer. We take all reports seriously and are committed to prompt and thorough investigation, respecting the privacy and confidentiality of those involved. Your proactive approach contributes to the continuous improvement of our safety measures and the overall experience within the Oxygen Cheer community.


 Click here to- Report a Breach or Concern to our Child Safe Representative