Member Protection

 


 

MEMBER PROTECTION

Member Protection is important in providing a safe sporting environment and relates to issues including harassment, abuse, victimisation, racial vilification and child protection.

A key initiative of Football NSW is the requirement for all clubs, associations and referee branches to have a dedicated Member Protection Information Officer. 

FFA NATIONAL MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY.

 

THE ROLE OF THE MPIO

The MPIO at your club is the first point of contact and is a sounding board for anyone with a member protection concern.  An MPIO can offer information on complaint resolution and policies but does not offer advice and does not investigate complaints.

Clik here for Role of the Member Protection Information Officer

It is the responsibility of the club or association to decide who invesigates complaints. The MPIO should remain neutral and be a good listener and communicator.

 

MPIO TRAINING

1:  On-Line Training

As a minimum all MPIO’s should complete the NSW Child Protection and Harrassment & Discrimination training on-line atwww.playbytherules.net.auand refer to the information, scenarios and video’s available at this website.  The training is free and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To complete the on-line training:

Step1:             Go to http://www.playbytherules.net.au/online-learning  

Step 2:            Register as a new user and proceed to the On-line Training page

Step 3:            Select a course. It is recommended that you complete Child Protection NSW  for Coaches and Officials and also theHarassment and Discrimination course.

Step 4:            Complete each course, assessment and then the review, then save and print the Course Certificate.     Retain the original certificate for your resume as proof of doing the course. 

2:   Accredited Training

It is advisable that MPIO's also complete the Australian Sports Commission Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Course.  This course is currently available through two providers:

1:  NSW Sports Federation www.sportnsw.com.au   

2:  NSW Sport & Recreation http://www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/training/sportsadmin.asp

 

 

3:  Free Child Protection Training

These courses are available at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au

 

FINDING AN ACCREDITED MPIO

MPIO's who have completed this training are listed on the Australian Sports Commission website.  List of ASC Accredited MPIOS

 

MPIO INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Information and on-line training 

NSW Sports Federation Accredited Courses

NSW DS&R Accredited Courses 

Child Protection Courses (no cost)

Bullying Information and Resources

 


 

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