Child Protection and Safety
The South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who participate in our activities.
We take seriously our responsibility to deliver a sporting environment that is caring nurturing and safe. We support the rights of the child and will act at all times to ensure that a child safe environment is maintained.
SWSAS opposes all forms of harassment, discrimination and bullying. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently.
We have specific policies and procedures in place that support our athletes whilst assisting our staff, board members and volunteers in achieving these commitments.
SWSAS will take all reasonable steps to ensure that it engages the most suitable and appropriate people to work with children. To minimise the likelihood of engaging (or retaining) people who are unsuitable to work with children, SWSAS ensure that all coaches, volunteers and staff:
- Complete Working with Children Checks
- Acknowledge and abide by SWSAS policies
- Complete Play by the rules Online Training; Child Protection and Harassment and Discrimination courses
- Attend regular child safe education sessions arranged by SWSAS
SWSAS is committed to regularly training and educating our coaches, volunteers and staff on child abuse risks. We are committed to identifying risks early and reducing or removing these risks.
We monitor our coaches, staff and volunteers to ensure appropriate practices and behaviours are followed. We communicate with our staff and volunteers to ensure they understand and abide by SWSAS policies.