Member protection policy
The ASC’s Member Protection Policy template was developed to assist National Sporting Organisations write their own sport-specific member protection policy and is one of several steps to address issues of harassment, discrimination and child protection within their organisation. Sports are encouraged to modify the template so that it reflects the needs and requirements of their organisation.
Australian Government funded sports are required to have an updated Member Protection Policy to receive Government funding.
The Member Protection Policy template has been updated to reflect current legislative requirements and emerging issues in sport, such as use of social media.
The ASC has recently re-developed the national database for Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) so that we will be able to provide you with a much better level of support in the future. We are developing online training for MPIOs that will cover a wide range of issues that are relevant to you and your role. To access this training and to receive updates about member protection issues you need to register on the national database. Once you register you will also receive your MPIO national Certificate.
If you are active in your role as an MPIO and would like to receive further training, updates and your certificate, visit the MPIO Registration page. You will be asked to confirm your email address and, when this is complete, you will be sent your certificate. For current MPIOs you will not need to input the requested codes when re-registering.