Extract from the ABF Member Protection Policy:
PART A: BASEBALL AUSTRALIA NATIONAL MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY
Baseball Australia (BA) is committed to good governance, the growth of opportunities and continued improvement of the environment for all participants in the sport.
2. Purpose of this policy
This National Member Protection Policy (“policy”) aims to assist Baseball Australia to uphold its core values and create a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated with our sport. It sets out our commitment to ensure that every person bound by the policy is treated with respect and dignity and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. It also seeks to ensure that everyone involved in our sport is aware of their key legal and ethical rights and responsibilities, as well as the standards of behavior expected of them.
The attachments to this policy describe the practical steps we will take to eliminate discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behavior from our sport. As part of this commitment, the policy allows Baseball Australia to take disciplinary action against any person or organisation bound by this policy if they breach the policy.
This policy has been endorsed by the Board of Baseball Australia and has been incorporated into our By-Laws. The policy starts on 1st September 2015 and will operate until replaced. The current policy and its attachments can be obtained from our website at: Baseball.com.au
This policy is supported by Member Protection Policies that have been adopted and implemented by our affiliated States, member associations and affiliated clubs.
3. Who is bound by this policy
This policy applies to as many persons as possible who are involved with the activities of Baseball Australia, whether they are in a paid or unpaid/voluntary capacity at a National, State, Association and Club level:
3.1 persons appointed or elected to Baseball Australia boards, committees and sub-committees.
3.2 employees of Baseball Australia 3.3 members of the Baseball Australia Executive;
3.4 support personnel, including managers, physiotherapists, psychologists, masseurs, sport trainers and others;
3.5 coaches and assistant coaches;
3.7 umpires and other officials;
3.8 members, including life members of Baseball Australia
3.9 athletes, coaches, officials and other personnel participating in events and activities, including camps and training sessions, held or sanctioned by Baseball Australia
3.11 any other people to whom the policy may apply This policy will continue to apply to a person even after he or she has stopped their association or employment with Baseball Australia, if disciplinary action against that person has begun.