Member Protection Policy Please click hereThis Policy is effective from 21 April 2015 and will operate until replaced. This Policy may be amended from time to time by the Management Committee of DPNA.This Policy aims to ensure the core values, good reputation, positive behaviours and attitudes of DPNA and persons identified in the Member Protection Policy Clause 3 are maintained and enhanced.
This Policy assists DPNA to ensure that every person involved in netball is treated with respect and dignity and is protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. This Policy also ensures that every person involved in netball is aware of her/his legal and ethical rights and responsibilities as well as the standards of behaviour expected of them.This Policy also reflects netball’s support of the sport industry principles and values outlined in The Essence of Australian Sport – principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety.
This Policy is accompanied by attachments that describe the practical steps DPNA (where applicable and relevant) will take to reduce discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour from netball. As part of this commitment DPNA will take disciplinary action against any person or organisation bound by this Policy if they breach it.
This Policy is supported by Member Protection procedures that have been adopted, applied and implemented by DPNA. Please refer to Parts A - H of the DPNA Member Protection Policy.
The following documents are included in the Member Protection Policy. Separate copies of the various Codes of Behaviour can be obtained from the DPNA website – http://downeypark.qld.netball.com.au/ – or by contacting DPNA. ATTACHMENTSPART A: Codes of Behaviour
PART B: Child Protection and Working with Children Requirements
PART C: Anti-Discrimination
PART D: Pregnancy
PART E: Gender Identity
PART F: Cyber Safety
PART G: Complaints Handling
PART H: Photography
Netball Australia CONCUSSION POLICY
Netball Australia (NA) is the peak body responsible the development and promotion of netball
nationally. NA recognises the need for a Concussion Policy to guide the response and
treatment of concussion at national level events and competitions. NA also recognises a need
for advice and information to assist netball states, associations and clubs address concussion
at the community level.
Although rare in netball, concussion has increasingly become a significant public health issue,
particularly relevant to sport.
The primary purpose of the policy is at all times to protect the
welfare of netball athletes. Accurate diagnosis and management is needed to ensure that a
concussed player is appropriately treated.
This policy sets out are the guidelines, procedures, information and references that can be
used by medical staff, athletes, coaches, support staff, and parents responding to players who
have received a concussion.
The policy comprises of:
1. Important Facts on Concussion
2. Mandatory procedures for Netball Australia Competitions
3. Reference Cards
4. Useful Links / Resources
5. Further Information on Concussion
Click HERE to access the full policy document.