Gymnastics South Australia is committed to the safety, wellbeing, and empowerment of all children accessing our programs and services including indigenous children, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children and adults with disability.
Gymnastics Australia’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Member Protection Policy are part of the organisation’s proactive and preventative approach to uphold our commitment to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of all children who access our activities, programs, services or facilities.
The Member Protection Policy and the new Child Safeguarding Policy and South Australian Addendum should be read in conjunction with each other. The Child Safeguarding Policy outlines the Codes of Behaviour expected when dealing with children, whilst the Member Protection Policy outlines the general Codes of Ethics and Behaviour for specific cohorts within the sport. It also outlines the discipline by-law and appeals process.
Both policies apply to anyone involved in the sport of gymnastics in Australia including (but not limited to) employees, members, parents/guardians, spectators, volunteers, judges and other officials. For a comprehensive list of who is bound by these policies please refer to Section 1.3 of the Member Protection Policy and Section 3 of the Child Safe Policy.
Gymnastics South Australia has lodged these documents with the Department of Human Services as part of its Child Safe Environments Compliance Statement.