Child and Youth Safety
Orienteering Queensland is committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people who participate in our sport.
OQ has developed a Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy to help foster a safe and supportive environment.
Our CYRMS complements the policies and codes of conduct of Orienteering Australia:
Orienteering Queensland takes its child safety responsibilities very seriously. If you have any concerns regarding any aspect of child and youth safety,there are steps you can take:
- If a person is in immediate risk or danger, call Police on 000.
- If you have reason to suspect a child has been or is at risk of being harmed, call the Qld Government Child Safety Services
and inform Orienteering Australia's National Integrity Manager
- You can report any potential breach of the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy to Sport Integrity Australia via the online form at www.sportintegrity.gov.au
- OQ's Member Protection Information Officer is available to offer advice in the event of a suspected breach of the policy
All OQ employees and volunteers who work with people under 18 years must complete Sport Integrity Australia's Safeguarding Children and Young People in Sport Induction.
For coaches, this forms part of their accreditation requirements.
Proof of completion must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
See also: Sport Integrity Australia - Child Safe Practices Do's & Dont's
Orienteering Queensland supports Play by the Rules, a nationwide initiative to prevent and deal with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.