The Australian Curling Federation is committed to Curling environments that are safe, supportive and friendly for children and young people.
Child safety must be embedded in Australian Curling culture and understood and practised at all levels of the sport.
It is essential everyone involved with delivering Curling in Australia understands the important legal and governance responsibilities they have in relation to child safety. This includes boards, committees, administrators, volunteers, coaches, officials, parents and participants. We have zero tolerance for any behaviour that puts the well-being of children and young people at risk.
We are committed to safeguarding everyone involved in our organisation and in our sport including children and young people in our care and ensuring that they feel and are safe. Accordingly, we wish to ensure that our personnel strive for the highest possible standards with respect to safeguarding children and young people from abuse. To that end we have developed Codes of Conduct and a Child Safe Sport Franework to identify and prevent behaviour that may be harmful to the children and young people in our sport.
We require certain standards of behaviour all persons involved in our organisation and in our sport.
Our Codes of Conduct are underpinned by the following core values:
• To act within the rules and spirit of our sport.
• To display respect and courtesy towards everyone involved in our sport and prevent discrimination and harassment.
• To prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people involved in our sport.
• To report any behaviour which is breach of this code to help prevent the abuse of children and young people in our sport.
• To encourage and support opportunities for participation in all aspects of our sport.
Safe Sport Documents
The following documents can be found on our Policies and Documents webpage and links are provided below: