Legislation requires clubs to implement relevant Child Protection Policies. QLSC adopts policies set down by Swimming NSW and Swimming Australia. Swimming Australia has introduced the Safe Sport Framework –
The Safe Sport Framework (SSF) confirms the shared responsibility we all have for keeping each other safe in swimming – children and adults alike. The Safe Sport Framework replaces our previous child and member welfare policies and procedures from 29 July 2016, as well as our Codes of Conduct. It:
- Specifically commits to keeping our Children and Young People safe in swimming;
- Clarifies and raises the standards of behaviour for dealing with Children and Young People through a new “Code of Conduct for dealing with Children and Young People”;
- Consolidates our previous role-specific Codes of Conduct into one General Code of Conduct;
- Strengthens and clarifies processes and procedures when safe sport concerns or incidents arise;
- Requires more rigorous recruitment and screening procedures, as well as reporting by all organisations in swimming; and
- Provides guidance, advice, tips and tools to assist us to keep each other and our sport safe.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure we provide a safe environment for children and young people to participate in the sport of swimming.
QLSC advises all members be familiar with the policy – here
QLSC club members should also ensure they are familiar with the following:
QLSC Constitution – Adopted 6 May 2014 Click Here
QLSC Rules and By-Laws – updated May 2014 Click Here
Declaration – Code of Conduct – to be signed by all swimmers Click Here
Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)
MPIOs are persons appointed by Swimming Australia or its Clubs as a contact point in relation to this Safe Sport Framework.
Swimming Australia and its Clubs will administer the ongoing appointment of MPIOs to ensure Members, Participants and others within our Sport have available to them a person who is familiar with the processes within this Safe Sport Framework.
The MPIO provides impartial information about policy, process and procedures under this Safe Sport Framework to any person with a concern arising from an alleged breach, or any person against whom there is an allegation of a breach of this Safe Sport Framework.
The MPIO provides support and procedural advice, but has no jurisdiction to either determine the method of addressing a Complaint, or make a decision or impose any disciplinary measure regarding a Complaint, under this Safe Sport Framework.
Any person wishing to contact a MPIO should contact their Club, Member Association or SAL, or visit the organisation’s website, to ascertain their relevant MPIO’s contact details.
Di Silk is the MPIO for QLSC. She can be contacted on 0416 246 346 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Swimming ACT has a list of MPIOs in the area, who may also assist you. To contact SACT – Phone: 62574837 or email – Swimming ACT Office (email@example.com)
ACT Swimming Office Hours are:
- Monday – 9am to 1.30pm
- Tuesday – 2pm to 5.30pm
- Thursday – 9am to 1.30pm