Child Safeguarding

Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club (SPASC) as an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre are committed to adopting and implementing child safe practices.

To ensure we achieve this goal we require all our Junior Sailing Coaches, Instructors and Assistant Instructors to complete the "Child Safe Sport" eLearning courses HERE  These are designed for anyone involved in running sailing clubs with racing or training involving children and provide the basic knowledge required to understand and implement our Child Safeguarding Policy - Module 1 is suitable for everyone, including parents.

The Child Safeguarding Policy is part of Australian Sailing’s proactive and preventative approach to upholding its commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all children who access Sailing, which can be viewed within the Australian Sailing "Sports Integrity" site AS Child Safeguarding Policy 

Any sporting organisation that provides services to children must, by law, comply with the Child Safe Standards described within the NSW Child Safe Scheme - refer to Office of the Children’s Guardian link to The Child Safe Standards for sport and recreation. This includes any Club, Association or Discover Sailing Centre running programs or racing for children.  Accordingly SPASC are committed to complying with these Child Safe Standards.

There are 10 Child Safe Standards, which you can view on the website of the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG), as well as a guide to implementing the Standards

In addition all SPASC Junior Sailing team members have the necessary Working with Children Check (WWCC) and we encourage our broader membership to be likewise accredited.

The National Integrity Framework (NIF) provides a streamlined approach to mitigating threats to integrity in sailing and is designed to ease the administrative burden on affiliated clubs and class associations and Discover Sailing Centres.

Now that Australian Sailing has adopted the NIF in its entirety, Sport Integrity Australia will manage the independent assessment and referral of complaints, as outlined in the Complaints, Disputes & Discipline Policy.  One of the key objectives of the NIF and the Complaints, Disputes & Discipline Policy is to have a single framework for all levels of sailing.  Accordingly the policies in the NIF apply to our Club, and the people who participate in and help deliver their activities.

This National Integrity Framework enables SPASC to regularly check on our approach to managing integrity by using the self-assessment tool here.   The self-assessment tool can be used as a prompt to reflect on our Club's progress and identify areas for continuous improvement.

Note: If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 000.  Otherwise, to make a report to police, call 131 444.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 - refer to Annexure A on page 6 of the AS Child Safeguarding Policy.

Further, if the alleged Child Abuse is occurring in our Club, the NSW information on Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse, must be documented on the Report Form found at MAKE AN INTEGRITY COMPLAINT OR REPORT | Sport Integrity