When it comes to sport integrity, it is critical that our athletes and support personnel are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep participants informed.
Sport Integrity Australia eLearning offers a number of online courses relating to sport integrity, including child safeguarding, doping, match fixing, illicit drugs and ethical decision-making courses. There is also a new course specifically about the National Integrity Framework. Specific anti-doping courses are also available for coaches, support persons, medical practitioners and parents.
Sport Integrity app
The app allows users to check whether their medications are banned in sport, find low risk supplements to reduce their change of testing positive accidentally, and check whether they need a Therapeutic Use Exemption. The app also provides direction on how to raise concerns about things like doping, match-fixing, harassment or illicit drug use. It features further information on eLearning modules, whereabouts and testing information and gives users the opportunity to provide feedback to Sport Integrity Australia.
Stay up to date on social media
Keep up to date with all that is happening in sport integrity by following Sport Integrity Australia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or listen to On Side, the official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia.
Prohibited List of substances and methods
The Prohibited List outlines the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. It is updated annually by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Remember that individual products or brands are not named on the Prohibited List. Athletes should check the status of all medications before they use them on GlobalDRO.
Checking your substances
Global DRO allows users to check whether the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are permitted or prohibited in sport.
If an athlete requires use of a prohibited substance to treat a medical condition, the athlete needs to be aware of the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) requirements. For more information on a Therapeutic Use Exemptions visit Sport Integrity Australia’s website.
Resources for Children and Young Adults
Children and Young Adults have the right to feel safe in our sport. It’s important children understand their rights – the below fact sheets help explain:
Sport Integrity Australia has designed resources which help explain integrity policies to children and young adults, you can find links to these resources below.
For 13-17 year old’s:
For 7-12 year old’s:
Resources for Administrators
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, however as an administrator of a club or state, there are additional obligations on you to uphold the Child Safeguarding Policy including:
Making sure the VA Child Safeguarding Policy is accessible to your members;
Appropriate Recruitment & Screening mechanisms are in place when appointing people to work with children (i.e. advertising positions, interviews, reference checks, WWCC, e-learning education completion).
Educating staff, coaches and volunteers on how to respond to a breach of the Child Safeguarding Policy
Use the Child Safeguarding Checklist find out more.
SIA Booklet – Child Safe Practices – Do’s & Don’ts
If in doubt, ask. Complaint Management is not easy but there are people available who can support you. Sport Integrity Australia have developed some resources to assist and are available to support you with complaint management.
VA National Integrity Manager – 0435 067 668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport Integrity Australia – 13 000 27232