Safeguarding Children and Young People

Recently the Management Committee endorsed and adopted Cricket Australia’s new Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People.

This policy is dry but necessary in today’s legal environment. The purpose of it might be viewed by some as obvious and common sense or something but the recent history from the Child Abuse Royal Commission (among other examples) shows that the ‘she’ll be right’ approach failed some decades ago.

This should not change much about how we go about the conduct of QSDCA cricket matches or any other association business. Some changes to registration forms and enrolment forms and some other things like the association personnel who require blue cards will be changed gradually over the next year or so.

Adoption of this policy does mean that child abuse issues will be taken seriously. It will be investigated properly and those found at fault will be dealt with under the law. Parents and children can be assured that Subbies cricket is a safe place for kids to play cricket.

ABM 5-Jan-2019

Here are the policy documents:

Policies & Codes

  • Australian Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People

https://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/about/safeguarding/-/media/FC7A9D02CC384F9CA9DCD77515D81714.ashx

  • Australian Cricket’s Looking After Our Kids Code of Behaviour for Affiliated Associations and Clubs

https://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/about/safeguarding/-/media/86AEDE433E964042BE7AFB3ECEA3E2D5.ashx

  • Australian Cricket’s Looking After Our Kids Code of Behaviour for Australian Cricket Personnel

https://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/about/safeguarding/-/media/074CD446820F485BB25A1B7320E2C6BE.ashx

In accordance with this policy, the QSDCA has appointed an association Member Protection Information Officer.

The QSDCA Member protection Information Officer is:

Mel Lowings, QSDCA Association President Ph 0419 739 826

 

Information current 5-Jan-2019