Safeguarding

Participation in sport should be safe for all. We are committed to ensuring that people in sport, including children, are treated with respect dignity and are protected from bullying, discrimination, harassment or abuse.

Squash Australia Child and Young Person Safe Commitment Statement

The Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Member Protection Policy highlight the important legal and governance responsibilities in relation to child safety and member protection.

For more information on Safeguarding Practices, please read the Children and Young People Safe Practices Booklet Do's and Don'ts.

Click here for information to help 7-12 year old's understand the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.

Click here for information to help 13-17 year old's understand the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.

See below for more information on Member Protection;

Click here for information to help 7-12 year old's understand their rights in sport.

Click here for information to help 13-17 year old's understand their rights in sport.

Click here for information to help 13-17 year old's understand the Member Protection Policy.

Responding and reporting to a breach of the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

Click here for responding and reporting to a breach of the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.

Click here for important contact information on how to report suspected harm to children.

Breaches Of Integrity Policies

All alleged breaches in relation to our National Integrity Framework and associated integrity policies will be managed under the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy. This sets out the process for resolving complaints arising from a breach of an eligible policy.

Complaints in relation to breaches under the National Integrity Framework will be managed independently by Sport Integrity Australia.

For more information on what a breach under the National Integrity Framework is, check out the Prohibited Conduct Fact Sheet.

For more information on the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy check out the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Fact Sheet.

Click here to view an important video on the Complaints Handling Process.

Safe Sport Hotline

  • The Safe Sport Hotline has been created for members to share their story about issues they have experienced in sport.
  • It features an anonymous reporting capability which includes wider racial and cultural issues in sport for people who have been discriminated against in their sport.
  • Callers can be put in touch with support services if needed.
  • SIA representatives will talk to people about whether their issue falls within information they can receive, such as doping, child protection, discrimination and the National Integrity Framework.
  • If a matter falls outside of the scope of our functions, SIA representatives will provide people with advice on what options they have.
  • The hotline will give people an opportunity to be heard but will help SIA to understand exactly where the problems lie so we can work with sports to create a sporting culture free from abuse.
  • The expanded hotline will allow people to make complaints about abuse in sport, although Sport Integrity Australia will not be able to investigate historical matters.
  • If a caller wishes to make a complaint they can also do so via our website: www.sportintegrity.gov.au

Free Webinar Series on how to Safeguard Children and Young People 

Sport Integrity Australia's education team provides resources for all levels of athletes, their parents, teachers, coaches and support personnel. This includes webinars on specific topics to inform and educate sporting organisations, members, administrators and athletes.

All topics below are free, accessible online here, and delivered by a subject matter expert.

Previous Webinars

Photography, Videos and Electronic Communication with Children and Young People

Recognising Boundaries and Managing Behaviours of Children and Young People

Transporting and Travelling with Children and Young People

Understanding Grooming in Sport

What, Why and How Behind Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport

‚ÄčTackling Poor Behaviour in Sport Webinar

‚ÄčThis webinar was attended by sports administrators from local and state sporting clubs and associations. Presenters talked about the support provided by Sport Integrity Australia, for implementing the National Integrity Framework policies.

Contact

For integrity enquiries and education opportunities please contact our National Integrity Manager.

E: integrity@squashaus.com.au

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