The safety of children and young people in our sport is paramount and we want swimming to be a fun, enjoyable and safe for all.
In July 2016 Swimming Australia adopted a new Safe Sport Framework, replacing the previous child and member welfare policies, procedures and codes of conduct.
The Safe Sport Framework (SSF) confirms the shared responsibility we all have for keeping each other safe in swimming- children and adults alike.
The Safe Sport Framework:
Specifically commits to keeping our Children and Young People safe within the sport
Clarifies and raises the standards of behaviour for dealing with Children and Young People through a new ‘code of conduct’ for dealing with Children and Young People
Combines previous role-specific Codes of Conduct into a single General Code of Conduct
Strengthens and clarifies processes and procedures when safe sport concerns or incidents arise
Requires more rigorous recruitment and screening procedures, as well as reporting by all organisations in swimming
Provides guidance, advice, tips, and tools to assist us in keeping each other and our sport safe for all people.
The framework has been developed by a committee from a range of Swimming Australia Member Associations in consultation with the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Australian Sports Commission.
You can access the Safe Sport Framework here.
DTSC members are expected to follow the codes of conduct as set out by Swimming Victoria, and Manningham – Aquarena as our host facility.