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.
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 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 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.