Bid to keep young Aussie gymnasts safe

Gymnastics Australia has joined with a child safety advocate in a bid to keep young athletes safe from sex abuse.

The new partnership with Bravehearts, announced on Wednesday, aims to protect children by providing training, education and cultural reform to Gymnastics Australia at all levels, from management, to staff, parents and children.

"Gymnastics Australia have taken a leadership role in becoming Australia's first national sporting body to implement child safe steps on a national scale," Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston said.

The steps are in line with recommendations from the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.