Ultimate Victoria (UV) is the state body for flying disc sports in Victoria. Our sport involves children and young people (CYP) between the ages of 5 and 18 years. Our sport operates across Victoria and engages CYP through a number of our programs including:
- Victorian State Representative Team Program
- School Gala Days
- Local leagues and tournaments
- Programs including Ulti-Mates, Girls Love Ultimate and VicFlick
- Coaching sessions
We take seriously our responsibility to deliver a sporting environment that is caring, nurturing and safe.
We promote equity and respect diversity by:
- actively anticipating CYP’s diverse circumstances and responding effectively to those with additional vulnerabilities
- by giving all CYP access to information, support and complaints processes, and
- paying attention to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander CYP, CYP with disabilities and CYP from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The UV Board approves and endorses UV’s commitment to keeping CYP free from abuse and neglect.
It is the responsibility of all at UV, including board members, staff and volunteers, to:
- protect CYP from all forms of abuse, bullying and exploitation by our people;
- be alert to incidents of child abuse and neglect occurring outside of our sport that may have an impact on the CYP we interact with; and
- create and maintain a child-safe culture that is understood, endorsed and put into action by all individuals who work for UV, volunteer for UV endorsed events and programs and those who access our programs and services.
We expect all within our sport, regardless of their role or level of responsibility, to act to keep CYP safe from such harm by:
- adopting the practices and behaviour we have set as our standard when carrying out their roles
- reporting any abuse or neglect of which they become aware to our management and/or to external authorities responsible for child protection or to police, regardless of whether that abuse is being perpetrated by staff and volunteers within our sport, or by those outside our sport including those from the child’s family, extended family, their family’s extended network or strangers.