Member Protection

Member protection plays a significant role in ensuring suitable policies and procedures are in place to create an environment which is free from harassment, discrimination, abuse and other harmful behaviour. The resources below provide information, policy templates and courses to aid in the creation of a safe and enjoyable experience for all members. 

Working with Children Checks

The Working with Children (WWC) Check is a compulsory screening strategy in Western Australia for people who engage in certain paid or unpaid work with children, described as “child-related work” under the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004

Check out this factsheet that has been designed to assist the sport and recreation sector with understanding the Working with Children (WWC) legislation.

Netball WA recommends to use this template for WWC Check Record Keeping. 

Netball WA

Netball WA adopts the Netball Australia Member Protection Policy.

Netball WA has some great resources for Member Protection and Child Safeguarding, such as a Dispute Resolution Process Flowchart, National Codes of Behaviour and Netball Australia’s Junior Netball Policy. 

Play by the Rules

Play by the Rules has a number of resources, including articles and templates, relating to topics such as member protection, child safe sport, team selections and codes of behaviour.

True Sport

True Sport supports clubs to build a happy, healthy and respectful culture by sharing 8 values that should be lived by on and off the court. They have a variety of resources including tips, code of conduct registration cards, posters and certificates. 

Sport Australia

Sport Australia has a variety of resources to assist clubs in being safe, fair and inclusive.

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries promotes participation and achievement in sport and recreation to support a healthy lifestyle for all Western Australians through physical activity.