Surf Life Saving NT is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all members and are dedicated to providing a safe environment for those participating in Surf Lifesaving. SLS NT wants surf lifesaving to be fun, enjoyable and safe for all.
Member protection is a term widely used in the Australian sports industry to describe the practices that sporting organisations put in place to protect their members from discrimination, harassment, abuse and other inappropriate behaviour. Member protection is important for any member-based club – both being proactive and reactive. It allows members to take part in activities in a positive and safe environment.
Surf Life Saving NT adopts and enforces the SLSA Member Protection Policy. The policy aims to assist SLSA to uphold its core values and create a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated with surf lifesaving. It sets out surf lifesaving’s commitment to ensure that every person involved in surf lifesaving is treated with respect and dignity and protected from Bullying, Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse. It also seeks to ensure that everyone involved in surf lifesaving is aware of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities, as well as the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.
Each year, all SLS members sign the SLSA membership form which binds them to SLS policies such as the Member Protection and Child Safe policies.
To ensure that clubs are set up to support members and adhere to SLS’s member protection policies, SLSNT recommends the following Member Protection Team structure, which has the member as the central point with a number of welfare roles to support.
Three key roles are:
The Member Protection TOOLKIT assist Member Protection Information Officers, Complaints Managers, Child Safe Co-ordinators and Club Committees to structure a team that is able to deal effectively with member protection issues (coming soon).
The toolkit is intended for use alongside the following SLSA policies:
The Online Complaints System User Guide is a guide for Complaints Managers
Please ensure that you have familiarised yourself with the Complaints Resolution Policy and Flowchart prior to lodging your complaint or grievance. Lodge a complaint here.
Sport, Recreation and Strategic Infrastructure (SRSI) invests in and facilitates the development of sport and active recreation across the Northern Territory (NT). This is done through a range of activities involving the provision of information, advice, services, programs and funding. SRSI is also responsible for representing the Territory’s interests in policy and decision making forums regarding sport and active recreation development and delivery at a national level.
The Sport Integrity Toolkit contains important information, resources and links to assist athletes, coaches, parents, officials, administrators, clubs, regional sporting associations and NT Peak Sporting Bodies (PSBs).