Administrators play a vital role in sport, particularly to reduce the potential for things to go wrong. Here, you can access resources to help you manage risks in your sport.
Coaches and officials are what make sport tick. They play a crucial role in helping keep sport safe, fair and inclusive. Here are a number of tools and resources to help you do just that.
If you are a player then you can make a huge contribution to making sport safe, fair and inclusive. Your behaviour influences others, not only your team mates, but everyone involved in sport.
As a parent you should be aware of your clubs responsibilities. At the same time you also have responsibilities and you can play a huge role in creating a safe environment for your child.
As a coach your club should provide an inclusive, safe and fair environment for participation. To assist you meet your responsibilities your club should:
To create an inclusive environment for participation and manage your risks as a coach you should:
People working with children in sport, particularly coaches, need to be aware that not all children will understand an action or request in the same manner. One child may see an action as usual or acceptable behaviour while another may find it unacceptable. A child’s interpretation of an action may also be influenced by cultural and religious differences, gender and prior experiences. It is important therefore to be aware of your communication style.
Download the risk management information sheet for coaches for some guiding principles and actions that may help coaches provide a child safe environment.
And for some simple risk management strategies, with a focus on children, download the risk management strategy information sheet for coaches here.
As an umpire or official you play a key role in creating a safe, fair and inclusive sporting environment, particularly for children. To assist you to meet your responsibilities, your sport should:
In order to meet its legal/moral obligations your sport may also request that you undergo a Working With Children or other police check.
To manage your risks as an official you should:
You can also download the risk management information sheet for officials for some general risk management strategies for officials.