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Helping to keep children and vulnerable adults safe when they are with us.

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Our Commitment

Melbourne City Football Club is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Everyone has a responsibility to help provide a safe and positive environment and to keep children and other vulnerable people safe from harm or abuse.

This principle applies to our staff, helpers, parents, facility staff and anyone else involved in the Melbourne City Football Club and also includes our City Football Schools and City in the Community.

The Melbourne City Football Club as part of the City Football Group takes its ‘safeguarding’ responsibilities (also known as child protection) very seriously in this area wherever they are in the world and this means we are wholly committed to:

  • listening to children and parents and promoting their right to be and feel safe;
  • putting children, their needs and their safety and welfare first;
  • getting the right people involved through safe recruitment and training;
  • creating a safe environment for all participants, visitors and staff; and,
  • having and promoting clear systems to deal with any issues or concerns.

We also ensure that we meet all relevant Australian child protection laws:

Safer Coaching and Scouting

Advice regarding coaches, scouts, scouting, player trials and player recruitment (PDF document)


Safe at City (booklet)
Melbourne City FC International Safer Internet Day video:

Staying Safe Online

Melbourne City FC uses the internet and social media to connect with our fans, our community and our city. We love that the internet allows you to connect with us in a digital age, but we also believe it is important for everyone to understand how to make use of this technology appropriately. Most importantly, Melbourne City FC want you to stay safe online.

Luckily, there are plenty of resources available online to help our fans of every age, for parents and guardians of young fans, to help them to stay safe online.

NOTE: Parents and guardians please be aware that not all cyber safety training materials will suit all age groups, and while we have tried to indicate an age-appropriate range, we always recommend that you view the content first to determine whether a program is suitable for your child.

Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner promotes respect and responsible behaviour online. It has resources for parents and children, and a complaints service for cyberbullying and illegal online content.

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government’s online safety and security website, which provides an alert service for recent online threats and tips on how to secure your devices, business operations and how to protect yourself when using social media and shopping online.

Think U Know

Originally developed in the UK by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia was established by the AFP in 2009. It has two cyber safety programs – one designed for parents, carers and teachers, and another for older children and teenagers.

The Youth site provides practical advice and how-to guides on topics from what to do if something goes wrong to how to change your security settings on various social media sites