Child Safe Policy and Codes of Behaviour
Gymnastics Western Australia's Child Safe Policy and Member Protection Policy are part of the organisation's proactive and preventative approach to uphold our commitment to the safety, well-being, participation and empowerment of all children who access our activities, programs, services or facilities.
The Member Protection Policy and the new Child Safe Policy should read in conjunction with each other. The Child Safe Policy outlines the Codes of Behaviour expected when dealing with children, whilst the Member Protection Policy outlines the general Codes of Ethics and Behaviour for specific cohorts within the sport. It also outlines the discipline by-law and appeals process.
Both policies apply to anyone involved in the sport of gymnastics in Australia including (but not limited to) employees, members, parents/guardians, spectators, volunteers, judges and other official. For a comprehensive list of who is bound by these policies please refer to Section 1.3 of the Member Protection Policy and Section 3 of the Child Safe Policy. Gymnastics Western Australia encourages everyone to read and understand both policies in detail.
Codes of Behaviour
The Codes of Behaviour when Dealing with Children are an important tool in keeping kids safe. It is everyone's job to read and follow these rules.
Read the Codes here or for more accessible versions of the Child Safe Codes, check out Gymnastics Australia's Guide to Child Safe Behaviour in Gymnastics below.