OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of child abuse and are committed to ensuring the sport of tennis is a safe and friendly environment for children and young people. It is imperative that children and young people who access our activities, programs, events or services feel safe and supported.

We will ensure that child safety is embedded in our organisation’s culture, reflected in our policies and procedures, and understood and practiced at all levels of our sport. We commit to making sure that everyone involved with delivering tennis in Australia, from club administrators, volunteers, parents and participants, understand the important responsibilities they have in relation to child safety.

Our commitment extends beyond creating an environment that minimises risk or danger. We are committed to building an environment that is both child-safe and child-friendly. Together we can provide an environment in which children feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Jayne Hrdlicka Tennis Australia Chair | Craig Tiley Tennis Australia CEO

INFORMATION

What Tennis is doing to keep your child safe
We’re committed to creating a safe and encouraging environment for everyone especially children. We have several policies and procedures in place to support this commitment.
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What you can do to help make tennis safer for your child
There are a number of steps you can take to help make tennis a safer environment for children. We’ve put together this simple checklist to help you make tennis safer for your child.
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Reporting & Assistance
Please contact your Member Protection Information Officer or the Tennis Australia Integrity & Compliance team via [email protected] You can also access confidential assistance or raise a complaint via the following methods: 24-hour telephone reporting and assistance service: 1800 11 SAFE (1800 117 233)
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Member Protection Policy
The Member Protection Policy is in place to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone who participates in Australian tennis.
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Safeguarding Children Code of Conduct
The Safeguarding Children Code of Conduct has been developed to provide clear guidance to all Personnel in relation to the treatment of children within tennis.
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Sideline Behaviour
We’ve put together this handy list of tips to help you set an example of a good sport when watching from the sidelines.
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Code of Behaviour
The Code of Behaviour outlines the expected behaviours for everyone participating in or attending a Tournament in Australia including parents.
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Additional resources
The following resource kits are intended to provide administrators and parents/guardians with the tools they need to ensure a child-safe environment.
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