A: KSAS-Au Sponsorship
B:Sports Club KSAS-Au Application
C: Child Protection Legislation
E: Purpose & Policies
F: Current & Proposed Developments
H: Index of Key
|The KSAS-Au Network is a Parent organisation established as an independent body in 2006.
It was formed for keeping Parents of Junior Sports Players informed on Child Protection issues and to assist Local Junior Sports Clubs to comply with Federal and State Government Legislation.
Much of the information is automatically derived from the Internet based Junior Sports Information System [JSIS] which was developed in 2005 to assist with Junior Sports Clubs Administration particular for Incident and Complaint reporting requirements.
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|Child Protection in the Sport
The Australian Sports Commission, the ASC, has
conducted considerable research and development into ensuring Junior Sports
by the Rules" particularly with Child Protection Policies via
State Government legislation and policies on inappropriate
on- and off-field behaviour
Every State has Child Protection Legislation with which Junior Sports Clubs
need to comply.
requires every Sports Club to have:
Team Manager and Coach sign a Child Protection Document
|| Carry out a Child Protection check on each Volunteer
mechanism to let the parents know that the Team Manager/Coach /
Volunteer has signed the form eg
each Age Group Team Managers & Coaches
Child Complaint process - a way for a parent to lodge a
complaint with the Club, Local Peak Body and Australian Sports
very few Junior Sports Clubs have the resources or skills to put
in place the appropriate Child Protection Policies and Incident
What tends to happen is that:-
coaches, support people etc sign the necessary forms
provided but there is not a checklist to reassure parents that the
necessary checks have been carried out.
b:  Without a
process for complaints in place, issues which may arise are
not able to be handled appropriately by the Clubs.
Hence OIC Members have
Sports Information System (JSIS) to enable parents to
assist their Junior Sport's Club to comply with the
Child Protection Legislation and
"Play by the Rules"
Parents and children can
also look at local sites for general local information
re team schedules, grounds, player game records
etc Soocer U7s 2007
Safe-at-Sport Network (KSAS-Au) to
Child Protection Compliance Service and a
Child Complaint Monitoring Process for Junior Sporting Clubs Players Parents
These web sites will also provide multiple web advertising opportunities for Local Businesses
to fund the on-going upkeep of the Local Sport team websites. Additionally
there will be opportunities for local IT businesses to be
involved in the process of setting up and maintaining sites particularly with Internet marketing stratergies. It is anticipated
that the Junior Sports Clubs will be trained to maintain their own site.
We look forward to working with you on
this vital community issue and assisting small business and Junior
Sports Clubs to participate in and benefit from the Local Information
||PO Box 517 Sydney 2089
All initial calls or emails to the Hon Sec please
Child Protection in Sport (summary)
have a fundamental right to be safe from any form of abuse while
involved in sport or associated activities. This is a legal
requirement as well as a moral obligation. Child protection
requires a commitment from all levels in sport to ensure
sporting environments are safe for all children. This includes
an awareness of the requirements and risks, a commitment to
practices that minimise the risks, and the ability to
appropriately respond to incidents of child abuse.
Research indicates, and high profile cases have highlighted, the
need for a comprehensive and consistent approach to child
What is child protection?
Child protection involves legislation, policies and
practices to keep children safe from harm, to protect them from
people who are unsuitable to supervise or work with children and
to ensure that a child’s wellbeing and best interests are
Two aspects of child protection legislation that are most
relevant to the sport industry are reporting and screening
- Working with
to Complaints or Incidents of Concern"
by the Rules' provides information and online learning about how
to prevent and deal with discrimination, harassment and child
abuse for the sport and recreation industry.
the Rules is a partnership between the Australian Sports
Commission and all State/Territory sport and recreation and
anti-discrimination agencies to
help clubs provide a fair and safe environment.