Our Policies

East Brighton Vampires Netball Club is an association member of SANDY, CDNA, SFNL, Netball Victoria and Netball Australia.

 

We abide by a number of codes of conducts and polices - including EBVNC specific policies. However, the ones most often referred to are:

Members must be familiar with the policies.

We do not expect you to know our policies word for word, but it is important that as a member of the club, including players, parents/guardians, volunteers, spectators and administrators, you read and understand the Code of Conducts, club and relevant association policies and adhere to them.

Issues/complaints

Parents are reminded that if you have issues pertinent to your child, please address the coach/senior coach or team manager in a respectful manner in order to resolve or gain an understanding of the teams position in reference to your question.

 

If you are not satisfied with the feedback you are receiving, refrain from making a public escalation or an issue for the coach, managers, the team and your child. Refer the matter to the EBVNC Compliance Officer, Nick Wills at ebvnc@outlook.com.

Reporting issues

Parents/Guardians, players, spectators and volunteers should report instances of abuse, bullying and misbehaviour to the Club committee via the EBVNC Compliance Officer.

Penalties

Any parent/guardian, supporter, volunteer or administrator who breaches of the Code of Conduct and anyone who brings the East Brighton Vampires Netball Club into disrepute will be investigated. Penalties will be determined by the Executive Committee and may range from verbal/written warnings, being required to attend the Executive Committee, being suspended/banned from some/all matches, training or social functions and/or de-registration from the club. De-registration includes revoking the playing status of family members who will no longer be able to play for the club.

Social Media

EBVNC will, from time to time, use photos of players in our social media pages and on our website as part of our club publicity and also to celebrate achievements and foster a sense of community. 

We will never post images with identifying information such as name, email address, address or family members' names. 

We respect the right of parents of players and players to opt out of their child's/their inclusion in photographs/media but unless a Media Images Opt-Out Release Form is signed and on file, participation in club activities and events implies permission for the use of images. 

East Brighton Vampires Netball Club Child Safe Policy

Commitment to Child Safety

All children who are a part of the Club have a right to feel and be safe, be they players, coaches, umpires or volunteers. The welfare of the children in our care will always be our first priority and the Club has a zero tolerance to child abuse.

Who is responsible for Child Safety at our club?

Everyone associated with the club has a responsibility to create a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for all members, and for young members in particular.

As per Netball Victoria guidelines, the club has established both a Child Safety Ambassador (the Club President Murray Collins) and a Child Safety Officer (Louise Staite). Both can be contact regarding any Child Safety issues; with serious allegations  directed to Netball Victoria. You can contact Louise on 0431 632 401 and Murray on 0422 073 394.

 

Who can make a complaint?

Complaints can be made by

  • Children participating in a Netball Victoria competition or playing at an NV affiliate

  • Members of NV, including parents, players, coaches, officials and affiliates

  • Persons in positions of responsibility and authority

  • Other organisations

  • Any person in the general community who has concerns about a person or their behaviour or conduct in netball.

 

What can complaints be about?

Complaints may be about an act, behaviour, conduct, omission, situation or decision that may be in breach of Netball Victoria’s Child Safety Policy. To read the policy, please see the links below.

 

Club Policies

When it comes to Child Safety, we abide by the following policies from Netball Victoria:

 

The Child Safety in Netball Code of Conduct

https://vic.netball.com.au/sites/vic/files/2020-01/Child-Safety-Code-of-Conduct.pdf

 

Child Safety in Netball Policy

https://vic.netball.com.au/sites/vic/files/2020-01/Child-Safety-Policy.pdf

 

Netball Victoria’s Child Protection Commitment Statement

https://vic.netball.com.au/child-protection-commitment-statement

Other links that may be of interest/use

Netball Vic

9321 2222

https://vic.netball.com.au

 

The Department of Health & Human Services

9096 0000

childsafestandards@dhhs.vic.gov.au

 

VicSport

Child Safe Standards – What Do they Mean

www.vicsport.com.au/child-safe-standards

 

**WARNING – content on this site might cause emotional triggering***

Play By The Rules – Child Protection Course

https://www.playbytherules.net.au/online-courses/child-protection-online-course

Netball Vic Complaints Management Guidance

https://vic.netball.com.au/sites/vic/files/2020-04/NV%20CSF%20Case%20Management%20Guidance%202019%20301019%20%283%29.pdf

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