Statement of Commitment
Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc. is committed to the health, safety and general well-being of all its members. The organisation is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our members and of service providers participating in our activities.
Sport in Australia is held as a positive influence that enriches the lives of all who are involved. As Australians, we greatly value this essence of sport in our culture and our community, and we all have the right to enjoy our sport, at whichever level we participate. This Policy is an essential part of our organisation’s proactive and preventative approach to tackling inappropriate behaviour relating to children.
As a sport, we are proud to lead the way in ensuring safe and harassment-free sport for all of our competitors, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers and supporters.
Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc. believes that the welfare and protection of children is the responsibility of each individual and organisation within the swimming community. Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc. recognises that everyone has a part to play in looking after children with whom they are working, or come into contact, and we are committed to the following principles:
- The child’s welfare is the first and foremost consideration
- All children have the right to be protected from abuse
It is our commitment to ensure that everyone associated with Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc. complies with the Child Welfare Policy and the guiding principles of child welfare.