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Safeguarding Children and Young People

Australian Cricket is committed to providing a safe environment for all Children and Young People involved in cricket.

Policies and Codes

-        SACA Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People

-        SACA Affiliated Clubs and Associations Affiliate Protection Policy

-    Australian Cricket's Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework

This Framework includes:

  • Australian Cricket’s Commitment Statement for Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Australian Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Australian Cricket’s Looking After Our Kids Code of Behaviour for Affiliated Associations and Clubs
  • Australian Cricket’s Looking After Our Kids Code of Behaviour for Affiliated Australian Cricket Personnel
  • Other supporting resources
 

Working With Children Checks

By law in South Australia:

- People working or volunteering with children must have a Working with Children Check

- An organisation must not engage a person to work or volunteer with children unless the organisation has verified that the person has a current Working with Children Check, and is not prohibited from working with children.

 

Contravention of these prohibitions is an offence, punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.

 

Working with Children Check screening is undertaken through the Department of Human Services Screening Unit. For more information on Working With Children Checks, and to apply for a Working with Children Check (free for volunteers), visit the Department of Human Services Screening Unit website (https://screening.sa.gov.au/types-of-check/working-with-children-checks).

 

National Criminal History Checks (or Police Clearances) can no longer be used as a valid form of screening.

 

Further information on Working with Children Checks, as applicable to Affiliated Associations and Clubs, is set out in SACA’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People.

 

Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)

MPIOs provide information and guidance on complaints procedures and are available to discuss concerns relating to conduct or circumstances at a club or association, particularly if you are considering making a formal complaint.

 

SACA MPIOs

 

-        Steve Kavanagh skavanagh@saca.com.au

-        Andrew Edwards aedwards@saca.com.au

 

Or call SACA Reception on 08 8300 3800 and ask to speak to an MPIO

 

Report an Allegation of Child Abuse

In an emergency, always call 000.

 

In non-emergency situations:

-        South Australian Police, PH: 131 444 (https://www.police.sa.gov.au/)

-        Department of Child Protection, Child Abuse Report Line, PH: 131 478 (https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/reporting-child-abuse)

 

Also refer to:

- Australian Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People, which contains a Procedure for Handling Complaints and Allegations about Prohibited Conduct (which must be followed by Affiliated Associations and Clubs and their cricket participants)

- SACA’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People which contains guidance on mandatory reporting obligations in South Australia.

 

Useful links:

-        PlayByTheRules

-        Child Safe Officer Training

-        DHS Screening Unit

-        Report Abuse and Neglect

-        Australian Cricket’s Safeguarding Children and Young People