Link – Australian gymnasts and staff to be trained to identify child abuse

Kudos to Australia for recognizing the risk and doing what they can to make everyone involved more aware!

“The Bravehearts founder, Hetty Johnston, said Gymnastics Australia had shown leadership in setting new benchmarks in child protection.

“What the royal commission has discovered is that you need children to understand their rights and when they feel unsafe or unsure to tell an adult,” Johnston said. “But then you need the adult trained to listen to them.

“There isn’t an institution anywhere, sporting or otherwise, that hasn’t had a problem in this area. Predators will gravitate to where children are gathered.”

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