Swimming Australia, supported by Immanuel Piranhas Swim Club, promotes the following behavioural guidelines to all people involved in any way with the sport of swimming, particularly those responsible for activities involving members under the age of 18 years. These behavioural guidelines highlight the principles and values of Swimming Australia and are the core principles of the Member Welfare.
The Club has ‘Behavioural Guidelines – Code of Conduct’ that are required to be read and signed in the acknowledgement section as part of the new membership pack (this has been sourced from the Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework).
Safe Sport Framework
Immanuel Piranhas Swim Club fully supports the Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework, which now forms as part of the National Integrity Framework (NIF). This consists of the six documents as:
- Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy;
- Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy;
- Member Protection Policy;
- Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy;
- Swimming Australia National Integrity Framework; and
- Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.
Full details and procedures can be found at https://www.swimming.org.au/integrity-policies-rules/national-integrity-framework.
The Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) is the first point of call in the club for any enquiries, concerns or complaints (internal or external) about harassment and abuse. The MPIO provides confidential information and moral support to the person with the concern or who is alleging harassment, they provide impartial information about the options available but do not mediate or investigate complaints. The MPIO is responsible to the Club’s Committee.
Immanuel Piranhas MPIO details can be located in the Committee page on the website.