MEMBER AND CHILD PROTECTION
Member Protection Information Officers play an important role in sport. They provide information and guidance on complaints procedures – they are the ‘go to’ person if you want to discuss problems at your club/association, particularly if you are considering making a formal complaint.
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Child protection is about keeping children and young people safe from abuse and protecting them from people who are identified as unsuitable to work with children. All children have a right to be safe when participating in sport and recreation activities. While there is no national law, all states and territories have child protection laws to keep children safe and protect them from abuse.
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Conflict is natural in any organisation, including at the Committee table where diverse passions come together. Disagreements can relate to substantive issues such as the goals or the allocation of resources or can arise at an individual level in the form of disputes or complaints. The handling and recording of the issues and resolution steps is very important.
Regardless of the nature or the magnitude of the conflict, it is better to address it as soon as possible before it escalates. If it can’t be resolved using the steps below, you may need external support. Click Here to find out where.
Read more about conflict management and obtaining sample grievance/complaints resources by clicking here.
The Play by The Rules website also has some very informative resources available by clicking here.
They also have some truly informative online courses dealing with subjects like: ‘Complaint Handling’, ‘Child protection’, ‘Harassment and Discrimination’, ‘MPIO Course’, ‘Integrity in Sport’. Check them out by clicking here.