Safe Sport Framework

Keeping everyone safe

The safety of children and young people in our sport is paramount. We want swimming to be fun, enjoyable and safe for all. All of us in the Australian swimming community have a role to play in ensuring that we keep our proud sport as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

Swimming Australia’s Safe Sport Framework (SSF) has been updated and replaces the previous version of our SSF from 3 August 2020.

Our SSF now consists of two documents:

  1. Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy (matters or complaints concerning the safety and wellbeing of children or young people in swimming must be considered under this policy) and
  2. Member Protection Policy (this concerns matters relating to such things as discrimination, harassment, bullying, victimisation and abuse).

The documents have also been updated to include clearer and more defined definitions and an updated complaint procedure at the end of each document for ease of reference.

All the resources referred to in the document will now be included on our website and highlighted in the document to allow people to easily click through to the relevant resource.

New disciplinary sanctions have been included as well as information on the procedure for an Independent Investigation, Hearing Tribunal and Appeal Tribunal and the time to appeal a decision has been extended from two days to seven days.

Clauses have been included relating to the opportunity of the complaint to make further submissions on a sanction before it is imposed, as well the consolidation of the commitment statements into one document onto the website for ease of access.

To ensure you are Safe Sport compliant, be sure to enrol and complete our free online course (15min), delivered in partnership with Victoria University:
 

The Safe Sport Framework

  • What is the SSF?
  • Swimming Australia and its Member Organisations remain  fully committed to the protection of children, young people and our members in our sport and encourage all member associations and clubs throughout Australia to familiarise themselves with the policies and to raise the issue of child safety to everyone involved in swimming clubs.

    Our SSF consists of two documents:

    1. Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy (matters or complaints concerning the safety and wellbeing of children or young people in swimming must be considered under this policy) and
    2. Member Protection Policy (this concerns matters relating to such things as discrimination, harassment, bullying, victimisation and abuse).

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