PRTC Member Protection Policy

Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre (PRTC) is committed to safeguarding children as well as their families and the community. In doing so we aim to ensure that the we can continue to provide a safe and friendly environment for our patrons to enjoy the sport of tennis.

Tennis Australia (TA), with whom PRTC is affiliated, recently commenced a national review which aimed to strengthen TA’s approach to safeguarding children and young people who participate in tennis. The national review was assisted by the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) and was based on nationally recognised standards for their Safeguarding Children Program. As a result of this review, Tennis Australia has made significant changes to the Tennis Australia Member Protection Policy. These changes are aimed at implementing best practice and standards to protect children and young people in their care.

At PRTC we believe all children should be:

Comfortable

Cared For

Safe

As such, at our facility we are committed to using best practice standards in recruitment, screening and employment of all personnel including volunteers. As such, all PRTC coaches and administrative staff are required to have Working with Children checks and Police Checks. In doing so we will ensure that child safety is embedded in our culture, reflected in our policies and procedures, and understood and practiced at all levels of our sport. 

Moreover, we continue to work to ensure that all children, families, staff and volunteers know what to do and who to tell if they observe abuse or are a victim, and if they notice inappropriate behaviour.

 

If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe please tell a parent/guardian or PRTC Staff

 

Or you can use the following confidentially:

24 hour telephone reporting and assistance service: 1800 11 SAFE (1800 117 233)

Email: integrity@tennis.com.au

Website: tennis.com.au/childsafe

The PRTC Child Safe Representative is: David Price, david.price@alignedleisure.com.au 03 5940 8510

 

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.

If you are interested in reading the TA Member Protection Policy it is available here: 

Download the TA Member Protection Policy

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