Child safe organisations embed child safety into leadership and culture, actively involve children and families and have many measures in place to safeguard children.
Child safe sport and creating a child safe organisation is everyone's responsibility; On this page you will learn more about what it means to be child safe.
Click here to access information from Sport Australia:Child Safe Sport | Sport Australia
Click here to access information from Sport Integrity Australia:Safeguarding | Sport Integrity Australia
Please also see section below relating to the National Integrity Framework.
It's also important for clubs to check:
PBTR provides a summary of your local state or territory information here. Please note these pages are guidance only – you should always check the websites of the regulators in your State/Territory to ensure the information you are accessing is accurate and up to date.
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is responsible for the National Principles. Click here to learn about the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations About | Child Safe Organisations (humanrights.gov.au).
Please click on the buttons below to take you to the AHRC Resources and Tools
The National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) has also produced resources for Adults, Young People and Organisations here
Australia held a Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse from 2013-2017, which included sport and recreation organisations.
The Commission identified 10 elements of a child safe organisation which led to the work completed by the AHRC and NOCs. Please click on the link to the Royal Commission website to learn more.
Anyone can provide information to Sport Integrity Australia about integrity issues in sport.
To make an integrity complaint or report, use the form on the Sport Integrity Australia website:
However, what Sport Integrity Australia can do with the information depends on whether the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) or National Sporting Organisation for People with Disability (NSOD) that represents the sport has implemented the National Integrity Framework (NIF).
From the date the NSO or NSOD commences operating under the NIF, Sport Integrity Australia is appointed to run an independent complaint handling process for that sport. This means any complaints submitted about that sport will be reviewed by integrity experts and managed independently.
Check if your sport has adopted the NIF by viewing the list of National Integrity Framework Sporting Organisations on the Sport Integrity Australia website.
For sports where the NSO or NSOD have implemented the National Integrity Framework:
If you want to report prohibited conduct, you can submit either a Formal Complaint or a Report.
Formal complaints must include your personal details; you cannot submit a formal complaint anonymously. This is because your name may need to be disclosed to the person who is alleged to have breached the NIF policy to ensure that they can fully understand and respond to the allegation.
If you do not wish to make a formal complaint or do not want to include your name and contact details, but want to tell Sport Integrity Australia something, you can submit a Report.
For sports where the NSO or NSOD have not implemented the NIF, or where alleged Prohibited Conduct occurred before the commencement date of the NIF:
Complaints should be submitted to the relevant sporting organisation to manage through their complaint handling practices.
You can still provide information to Sport Integrity Australia by submitting a Report, however they are not authorised to pursue this matter through a complaint handling process. De-identified information provided in your report may be used to understand the nature of issues in Australian sport and to support the development of programs to prevent and better respond to integrity threats in sport.