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 Member Welfare.
National Integrity Framework
Immanuel Piranhas Swim Club fully supports the Swimming Australia National Integrity Framework (NIF) which is a set of rules that all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in swimming including obligations to report misconduct. Those rules are contained in the following policies (available below):
- Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
- Member Protection Policy
- Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
- Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy
- Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy (CDDP)
- Code Of Conduct
The further details and resources to the above procedures, can be found at: https://www.swimming.org.au/resources/swimming-national-integrity-framework.
These policies will be in force from 1 January 2024.
The NIF allows complaints to be made either to Sport Integrity Australia (an independent government body) or to the Swimming Australia integrity team. The type of complaint will determine where the complaint should go.
Club’s Code Of Conduct
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 National Integrity Framework).
Member Protection Officer
The Member Protection Officer (MPO) is the first point of call in the club for any enquiries, concerns or complaints (internal or external) about harassment and abuse. The MPO 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 MPO is responsible to the Club’s Committee.
Immanuel Piranhas MPO details can be located in the Committee page on the website.