Safeguarding Children in Junior Sport

TennisED Commitment Statement

TennisEd Commitment to Safeguarding Children

TennisEd is committed to the safety and wellbeing of every child who takes part in our activities, programs, events or services. We are committed to providing children with positive and nurturing experiences. We will support families and communities to promote the healthy development and wellbeing of all children. We will strive to ensure that children are protected and will strive to ensure that children are not exploited, abused or harmed during their involvement with our activities, programs, events or services. TennisEd will listen to children and address any concerns that they raise with us. We will ask for consent from children and their parent or guardian before we seek out or provide information about them to any other individual or organisation. TennisEd might not ask for consent to disclose information to police, regulatory authorities or relevant statutory child-protection agencies in the event we have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child. All children, whatever culture/language or religion, shall be able to participate in tennis in a fun and safe environment. We will appoint and ensure a Member Protection Information Officer is trained on their obligations and responsibilities with respect to child-safety.

TennisEd Commitment to Parents and Carers

TennisEd is committed to supporting parents and carers to protect their children. We will offer assistance that builds on a family’s strengths and make up, is sensitive to their culture and religious beliefs and empowers them to meet the changing needs of their children. TennisEd is committed to communicating honestly and openly with parents and carers about the wellbeing and safety of their children. We will promote and distribute information about our child protection commitment to children and parents as part of an introduction to our services and programs. TennisEd will aim to be transparent in our decision-making, with parents and guardians, as long as doing so does not compromise the safety of a child or breach any confidentiality.

TennisEd commitment to ensuring a child-safe organisation

TennisEd is committed to using best practice standards in the recruitment, screening and employment of any persons in a position of authority. We will work to create an environment in which children are safe and feel safe in all of our programs, activities, events or services. We will strive to ensure that persons in a position of authority do not harm, abuse or exploit children who are involved with our programs or services.