Volleyball Australia releases updated policies within the National Integrity Framework
Volleyball Australia (VA), in partnership with Sport Integrity Australia, are pleased to release updated policies within the National Integrity Framework (NIF) which come into effect on 1 February 2024.
The updated policies have been shaped through:
- Feedback from National Sporting Organisations (including VA) and other sports sector partners;
- Feedback from subject matter experts;
- Sport Integrity Australia’s review of its internal processes; and
- Jurisdictional issues identified by Sport Integrity Australia as part of the review process.
In general, the new policies are very similar to those which have been in place for the past 18 months under the first iteration of the NIF.
The integrity policies set rules about the types of behaviour that are unacceptable in Australian sport and guide individuals and organisations on what to do if they experience or witness breaches of these rules.
Important changes include:
- Child Safeguarding and Discrimination complaints are to be submitted directly to Sport Integrity Australia.
- All other complaints, at all levels of Volleyball, will be triaged by Volleyball Australia and referred to the appropriate level for management.
The updated policies within the Framework include:
- Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy;
- Member Protection Policy;
- Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy;
- Competition Manipulation and Sports Gambling Policy; and
- Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy.
It is important that all members of our sport have a thorough understanding of their obligations under the NIF and familiarise themselves with the process for reporting concerns or complaints.