Tennis Macarthur is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of those who participate in the activities of Tennis. Tennis Macarthur endorses the Tennis Australia Member Protection Policy and makes the following commitments.

Our club’s commitment to safeguarding children

  • Our Association is committed to the safety and wellbeing of every child who takes part in our activities, programs, events or services
  • Our Association is committed to providing children with positive and nurturing experiences
  • Our Association will support families and communities to promote the healthy development and wellbeing of all children
  • Our Association will strive to ensure that children are protected
  • Our Association will strive to ensure that children are not exploited, abused or harmed during their involvement with our activities, programs, events or services
  • Our Association will listen to children and address any concerns that they raise with us
  • Our Association will ask for consent from children and their parent or guardian before we seek out or provide information about them to any other individual or organisation
  • Our Association might not ask for consent to disclose information to police, regulatory authorities or relevant statutory child-protection agencies in the event we have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child
  • All children, whatever culture/language or religion, shall be able to participate in tennis in a fun and safe environment
  • Our Association will appoint and ensure a Member Protection Information Officer is trained on their obligations and responsibilities with respect to child-safety.

Our club’s commitment to parent and carers

  • Our Association is committed to supporting parents and carers to protect their children
  • Our Association will offer assistance that builds on a family’s strengths and make up, is sensitive to their culture and religious beliefs and empowers them to meet the changing needs of their children
  • Our Association is committed to communicating honestly and openly with parents and carers about the wellbeing and safety of their children.
  • Our Association will promote and distribute information about our childprotection commitment to children and parents as part of an introduction to our services and programs
  • Our Association will aim to be transparent in our decision-making, with parents and guardians, as long as doing so does not compromise the safety of a child or breach any confidentiality

Our club’s commitment to ensuring a child-safe organisation

  • Our Association is committed to using best practice standards in the recruitment, screening and employment of any persons in a position of authority
  • Our Association will work to create an environment in which children are safe and feel safe in all of our programs, activities, events or services
  • Our Association will strive to ensure that persons in a position of authority do not harm, abuse or exploit children who are involved with our programs or services.

This commitment was endorsed and approved by Tennis Macarthur in July 2017 by Craig Barrett, President and Michael Jackson, Secretary on behalf of the Council of Management.

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