Australian Sports Commission
Member Protection Policy
The ASC’s Member Protection Policy template was developed to assist national sporting organisations to write their own sport-specific member protection policy and is one of several steps to address issues of harassment, discrimination and child protection within their organisation. Sports are encouraged to modify the template so that it reflects the needs and requirements of their organisation.
The Member Protection Policy template was originally developed in 2001 and has been updated on a regular basis to reflect changing legislative requirements and emerging issues in sport, such as use of social media.
Member Protection Policy toolkit
The Member Protection Policy toolkit includes the policy template for national sporting organisations, as well as a series of attachments that provide practical guidance about how the policy will be implemented.
You can download the compiled Member Protection Policy template and attachments or download the documents individually (see below), based on your organisation’s specific needs and requirements.
A club version of the Member Protection Policy template is also available. See attached.
Attachments: Employment screening/Working with Children Check requirements
Attachments: Complaint handling procedures
Attachments: Reporting requirements and documents
Member Protection Information Officers
The ASC has recently re-developed the national database for Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) so that we will be able to provide you with a much better level of support in the future. We are developing online training for MPIOs that will cover a wide range of issues that are relevant to you and your role. To access this training and to receive updates about member protection issues you need to register on the national database. Once you register you will also receive your MPIO national Certificate.
If you are active in your role as an MPIO and would like to receive further training, updates and your certificate, visit the MPIO Registration page. You will be asked to confirm your email address and, when this is complete, you will be sent your certificate. For current MPIOs you will not need to input the requested codes when re-registering.