Member Protection Policy

Effective from 1 February 2020

Fencing Victoria’s Member Protection Policy Overview

Fencing Victoria, as a Member Association of the Australian Fencing Federation, is bound by Australian Fencing Federation National Member Protection Policy.

The National Member Protection Policy (“policy”) aims to assist the AFF and its Member Associations, to uphold a set of core values and create a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated with our sport.   It outlines our commitment to a person’s right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be safe and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse.

This policy informs everyone involved in our sport of his or her legal and ethical rights and responsibilities and the standards of behaviour that are expected of members.

This policy was approved by the AFF Board on 17 December 2019, is effective from 1 February 2020 and will operate until amended, repealed or replaced in accordance with the provisions of the AFF constitution.

FV will take disciplinary action against any members found to have breached this policy (including those making vexatious, false or malicious allegations).

This MPP is only one step in ensuring the protection of members and providing an enjoyable and welcoming sporting environment.  Everyone involved in fencing should familiarise themselves with the MP policy and, in particular, the types of conduct it sets out.

Coaches also need to understand and comply with the anti-discrimination and child protection legislation in operation in the States or Territories where they coach. If you are unsure about your legal obligations as a coach, please seek appropriately qualified legal advice.

The AFF’s MPP can be found at (Here)

Access the full list of AFF policies at https://www.ausfencing.org/policies/

Other AFF discipline policies can be found (Here)

These include –

> Disciplinary Policy
> Codes of Conduct
> Tribunal Appointments and Procedure Policy

For further information contact: member_protection@fencingvictoria.org

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