Hornsby Swim Club is committed to embedding child safety in our organisation by implementing the ten (10) Child Safe Standards of the NSW Child Safe Scheme and Swimming Australia’s 2022 Swimming National Integrity Framework.
Background & Implementation Documents
The ten Child Safe Standards provide a framework for creating child safe organisations. They are designed to drive cultural change to create, maintain and improve child safe practices. When organisations implement the Standards, they build a culture where abuse of children is prevented, responded to and reported.
Sport Integrity Australia’s Child Safeguarding Policy has been developed to set clear standards of behaviour expected of those involved in sport when providing programs and services to children, as well as the behaviours that are not acceptable (Prohibited Conduct).
The policy is underpinned by the National Principal for Child Safe Organisations (National Principals) and has been reviewed by the National Office for Child Safety.
Our Club has started the process of implementing the Child Safe Standards. If you have any questions or comments regarding Child safety please contact our MPIO.
All members, from parents to technical officials to club committee members are invited to undertake the Office of the Children Guardians “Child Safe Sport” eLearning module #1.
Keeping children safe in sport is everyone’s responsibility. Register today to complete this short online course at https://ocg.nsw.gov.au/training-and-resources/elearning
Swimming Australia National Integrity Framework (NIF)
Swimming Australia’s National Integrity Framework applies to all Activities organised or authorised by Swimming Australia or a Member Organisations. Swimming Australia and its Member Organisations remain fully committed to the protection of children, young people and our members in our sport and encourage all member associations and clubs throughout Australia to familiarise themselves with the policies and to raise the issue of child safety to everyone involved in swimming clubs!
Swimming Australia NIF consists of six documents:
- Complaints, Disputes & Discipline Policy
- Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy
- Member Protection Policy
- Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
- Swimming Australia National Integrity Framework
- Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
Continual Education and Training
There are numerous free online training resources to assist our members with continual education and training:
- Play By The Rules https://www.playbytherules.net.au/
- Office of the Children’s Guardian https://ocg.nsw.gov.au/
- Office of Sport https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/events
- E Safety https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/our-programs/training